Dendrobium microglaphys Rchb.f. 1868 SECTION Amblyanthus

Plant and Flower

Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

FragrancePart Sun Hot Warm Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Little Flat Hollow Dendrobium [refers tothe base of the lip]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in Borneo, Malaysia and Sumatra in low, rather swampy, coastal and mixed hill forests at elevations around sea-level to 800 meters as a small to just large sized, hot to warm, pendant growing epiphyte or erect terrestrial with a stem from 8 to 24" [20 to 60 cm] long leafy in the upper half carrying lanceolate, gradually getting smaller towards the apex leaves that blooms in the fall on 1 to a few, 1 3/4" [4.5 cm], to 12 flowered, pendant, racemose inflorescence arising from high on the stem and carrying flowers that smell strongly of the grass Anthoxanthum odoratum.

Synonyms Dendrobium callibotrys Ridl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907 as D callibotrys; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953 as D callibotrys drawing ok; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953 drawing ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfadden 1992 drawing ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing hmm; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing good/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide