Dendrobium lunatum Lindl. 1858 SECTION Aporum Photos by N T Gerald and The Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Lunate Dendrobium [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Palawan Philippines at elevations of sea level to 500 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with rigid, semi-pendulous, flattened stems carrying dark green, triangular, flattened leaves that blooms in the late winter, spring and earlier summer on up to 11, arising from the upper nodes from the cushions of fiberous scales oposite the rudementary leaves, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Aporum lunatum (Lindl.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Callista lunata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzenreich Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000; A Guide to the Dendrobium of the Philippines Cootes & Tiong 2015 photo fide