Dendrobium nabawanense J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb 1994

SECTION Distichophyllae

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Part Sun Warm LATEWinter SpringSummer

Common NameThe Nabawan Dendrobium [A town located in Interior Division of Sabah, Borneo]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Kalimantan and Sabah, Borneo in lowland forests at elevations of 500 to 700 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte or terrestrial in sandstone soils with erect, slender, fractiflex cane-like stems carrying several to many on the apical half, perpendicular to the stem, 2 ranked on opposite sides of the cane, linear-lanceolate, usually narrowly acute and bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on a horizontal to erect, .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arise from the base of the scale-covered sheaths opposite the leaves and carry a single non-fragrant flower.

This species is similar to D hosei but this one differs in the straight mentum, the gently rounding lip side lobes and the disc with a central fleshy raised, rather flat, 3 ribbed elongate ridge and D hosei has hooked side lobes to the lip and the disc has a central fleshy raised, yellow, 3 ribbed elongate ridge with 2 yellow radiating ridges flanking it on either side

Synonyms Distichorchis nabawanensis (J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 3 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobiums Wood 2006; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 2012 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide