Dendrobium lobulatum Rolfe & J.J. Sm. 1905 SECTION Aporum Bl

Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Side View Of Flower

Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Gerardus Staal of Peninsula Hybrids,Palo Alto, CA.

to cool LATE and

Common Name The Small-Lobed Dendrobium

Flower Size .3" [.7 cm]

Found in Sumatra, West Java, the Moluccas and Borneo in lowland forests as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of sea level to 1200 meters with pendulous, flattened, branching stems that are leafy all along the stem and carry many, imbricating, triangular, stiff, fleshy, pointed, dull green or purple green leaves that are smallest at the apex and largest towards the base that blooms in the spring and fall on a very short, several sequentially flowered inflorescence with only 1 or 2 flowers open at a time and arise from the nodes on or near the apex of mostly leafless pseudobulbs. In winter the plants should be left to dry out in between waterings and fertilizer should be withheld until the onset of new growth in the spring.

Synonyms Aporum lobulatum [Rolfe & J.J.Sm.] Breiger 1981;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Aporum lobulatum photo ok; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001 as D cf lobulatum; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as D aff lobulatum; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide