Dendrobium mindanaense Ames 1913 publ. 1914 SECTION Aporum Photo courtesy of David Banks, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Shade Warm Spring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Mindanao Dendrobium [A Philippine Island]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Philippines at low elevations up to 300 meters on the undersides of tree branches in mangrove swamps as a miniature to medium sized, hot, pendant growing epiphyte with slender, jointed, upwardly curved, basally yellowish and green on the leafy apical portion canes carrying terete, curved, deep green, rigid leaves that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a single flowered, lateral inflorescence carrying a pendant non-scented flower.

Synonyms Aporum mindanaense (Ames) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide