Dendrobium maraiparense J.J. Wood & C.L. Chan 1994 SECTION Distichophyllae

Photo by Eric Hunt

Another Flower Color

Plant and Flower in situ Borneo

Photos courtesy of Peter Maxwell

Common Name or Meaning The Marai Parai Dendrobium [Elevated plain near Mt Kinabalu]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Borneo [Sabah, Sarawak] near Mount Kinabalu in lower montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 2300 meters as a stiffly erect, medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphytic orchid with an elongate stem enveloped completely by persistent leaf sheaths carrying, narrowly elliptic, acute, unequally bilobed apically, distichous, articulate, stiff, leathery, nigrohirsute when young leaves that blooms in the summer in situ on a single flowered, short inflorescence arising from the leaf axils with ovate, acute floral bracts.

Allied to D hepaticum and But differs in the narrow, acultely bilobed leaves.

Synonyms Distichorchis maraiparensis (J.J.Wood & C.L.Chan) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; *Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 2012 photo fide; A Guide to the Orchids of Kinabalu Wood 2013 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Schuiteman 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide