Dendrobium lawiense J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Crumenata

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria WebPage

Part sun Cool LATER Spring

Common Name The Batu Lawi Dendrobium [An area of northern Sarawak]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in northern Sarawak Borneo in lower montane mossy ridge forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a swollen above the base and towards the apex, erect becoming pendent, branching, keiki producing, slender, wiry stem carrying many, rigid, linear, unequally bilobed apically, densely and prominently nerved leaves that blooms in the later spring on short, alternately from the nodes towards the apex of the leafless part of the younger leafy stem, fasciculate, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with chaffy, scarious, pale brown floral bracts and carrying thin textured flowers that are short lived.

Synonyms Aporum lawiense (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Ceraia lamellifera (Carr) M.A.Clem. 2003; Ceraia lawiensis (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Dendrobium cinnabarinum var. lamelliferum Carr 1935

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist fo the Orchids of Borneo Cribb & Wood 1994 as D cinnabarinum var lamelliferum; *Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 1 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman etal 2001 drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010 drawing fide;Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 drawing fide