Dendrobium marivelense Ames 1908 SECTION Aporum

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Part sunWarm Cool Spring Fall

Common Name The Mt Mariveles Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.16" [2.9 cm]

Found only in the Philippines at elevations up to 1500 meters as a small to just medium sized, sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with terete, semi-pendulous, close set, leafy stems carrying, many, disitchous, widely spaced, somewhat flattened, stiff. leathery, nearly terete leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a short, single flowered inflorescence arising on leafy or leafless stems

Constantly given as a synonym of D parciflorum but this one differs in blooming in the spring, the single yellow spot without calli on the lip, obtusely triangular side lobes and the mid lobe is bilobed. D parciflorum has a long yellow central stripe with a central raised callus.

Synonyms Aporum marivelense (Ames) Rauschert 1983;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 drawing fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981 photo ok; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; A Guide to the Dendrobium of the Philippines Cootes & Tiong 2015 photo fide