Dendrobium moquetteanum J.J.Sm. 1917

SECTION Distichophyllae Hkr.f

Photo and drawing © by Peter O'Byrne

Another flower?

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

Full sun Hot Cool WinterSpring summerFall

Common Name Moquette's Dendrobium [Plantation Owner in Borneo early 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Borneo in lower montane podosol forests always above the canopy in full sun at elevations around 400 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with 1.6 to 2.4" between each, elongate, pale, yellow-green, 4 angled canes carrying many, linear, dark green, leathery, apically bilobed and slightly twisted basally leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a few, single flowered inflorescence that arise from the nodes all along the stem.

Allied to D uniflorum but is distinguished by the stems which are borne 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] apart, on an elongated creeping rhizome and the broadly rhombic petals. Also the base of the lip is provided with large, rounded, keel-like blisters which have a sponge-like interior containing large cells with numerous air spaces between them." J J Wood 2014

Synonyms Distichorchis moquetteana (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 2012 photo good; A Guide to the Orchids of Borneo Wood 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide; Of Men and Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 photo/drawing fide;