Dendrobium lambii J.J.Wood 1983 SECTION Distichophyllae

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Fragrance Part shade Cool LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name Lambís Dendrobium [Indonesian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.2Ē [3cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in lower montane, semi-mossy forests at elevations of 1600 to 1900 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing epiphyte with a persistent leafy stem carrying distichous, coriaceous, oblong-ligulate, curved, slightly narrowing towards the base , unequally bilobed, minutely erose leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on sessile, single flowered inflorescence with minute, ovate, acute, membraneous floral bracts and carrying fragrant [overripe fruit], long lasting, non-resupinate flowers.

"This species has rugose leaf sheaths, usually non-resupinate flowers and probably the most complcated lip morphology in the section. The side lobes on the lip are spreading and never deflexed, the mid-lobe is narrow andf has two prominent erect keels each provided with a curious fimbriate strap like appendage." J J Wood 2014

Synonyms Distichorchis lambii (J.J.Wood) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 photo ok; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 Wood 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001; 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 to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 2012 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide