Dendrobium lamrianum C.L.Chan 1994

SECTION Distichophyllum

Another Angle

Photos by Mary Gerritsen

Common Name Lamri's Dendrobium [Datuk Lamri Alisaputra Indonesian Orchid enthusiast and director of Sabah's Park System current]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in northern Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations around 1100 to 1800 meters as a large to giant sized, cool growing epiphyte with elongate stems enveloped almost entirely by persistent leaf sheaths and carrying many distichous, in youth enveloped by dark brown hairs, ligulate, acutely unequally bilobed apically, articualte basally leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, short to 1/4" [7mm] long, single flowered inflorescence held towards the apex of the stem, and carrying a non-resupinate, fleshy, strongly scented flower.

Similar to D olivaceum but differs in the larger flower, a lip with broader side lobes and a disc with low obtuse, rather than raised tooth like keels which form an irregular edge instaed of three tall keels ending in sharp, jagged teeth. Also the lip apex of D oliveaceum is downturned and has a tuft of papillose hairs on the mid-lobe which is lacking in D lamrianum.

Synonyms Distichorchis lamriana (C.L.Chan) M.A.Clem.2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 4 2003 drawing/photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #10 2010 photo fide; 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; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 2012 photo fide; A Guide to the Orchids of Kinabalu Wood 2013 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide