Dendrobium lucens Rchb.f. 1863

SECTION Calcarifera

Drawing by Linda Gurr

Common Name The Shining Flowered Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in Borneo without locational or plant data as an epiphyte? with white flowers.

Reichenbach compared this species to D pictum but it has larger white flowers with an orange area at the base of the lip, the mentum which is antrorsely-curved apically, the ligulate-flabellate, acute lip witha fleshy triangular, antrorse, acute callus on the disc and the retuse trilobed column wings.

Synonyms Anisopetala lucens (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Callista lucens (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Eurycaulis lucens (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem., Telopea 10: 769 (2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 drawing fide