Dendrobium kiauense Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 SECTION Aporum

Flower Closeup Photos by Art Vogel.

Part Sun Hot Cool Spring Fall

Common NameThe Kiau Dendrobium [A town near Mount Kina Balu, Sabah]

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Kalimantan and Sabah, Borneo in hill, wet keranga and lower montane forest at elevations of 300 to 1700 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with shiny yellow, stout, suberect, slender base cane-like stems almost completely enveloped by distichous, imbricate leaf sheaths and carrying many distichous, imbricate, equitant, coriaceous, dark olive green, scapelliform, ensiform, pointed, falcately incurved, suberect leaves that diminish gradually towards the apex and blooms in the spring and fall on very short, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from the near the base of the leaf and held right there.

Synonyms Aporum kiauense (Ames & C.Schweinf.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Dendrobium rajanum J.J.Sm. 1927

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 J.J. Wood 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobiums Wood 2006; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; A Guide to the Orchids of Kinabalu Wood 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 7 2017 photo fide;