Dendrobium lampongense J.J. Sm. 1908 SECTION Calcarifera

Photo by Eric Hunt


Photo courtesy of Peter Maxwell

Common Name or Meaning The Lampong Dendrobium [A region in southern Sumatra]

Flower Size 1.6 to 1.9" [4.2 to 4.8 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Sabah and Sumatra in lowland and hill forests at elevations of 200 to 400 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with stem-like, erect to spreading, sometimes pendent, somewhat flexuous, dark green to reddish brown pseudobulbs consisting of many nodes and carrying lanceolate, slightly unequal, acute, gently undulate, dark green above, dark violet to purple suffused beneath, deciduous leaves that blooms on a short, few flowered inflorescence that arises from a leafless cane.

Superficially similar to D compressem in the SECTION Platycaulon. It can be confused with D sanguinolentum but D lampongense has a spine like projection at the base of the lip.

Synonyms Eurycaulis lampongensis (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide