Dendrobium lohanense J.J.Wood 2011


Photo by Anthony Lamb

Part ShadeHot CoolLATE Summer EARLYFall

Common Name The Lohan River Dendrobium

Flower Size .32 to .4" [.8 to 1 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in lowland mixed dipterocarp forests, low stature hill forests and lower montane forests at elevations of 300 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, erect to pendent, naked basally, leafy above, then .8 to 3.6" long leafless portion, straight oval in cross-section stem carrying gradually reducing in size ditally, distichous, arranged in 2 regularly alternate rows, obliquely elliptic, laterally compressed, rigid, fleshy, hard textured, becoming reddish black sheathed leaves that blooms in the later summer and fall on lateral, often several per node, emerging from groups of chaffy fibrous, paleaceous, bracts at the apical portion of the stem,

In habit this species resemble D aloifolium, D rhodostele and D rosellum


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 drawing/photo fide