Dendrobium nudum (Blume) Lindl. 1830 SECTION Calcarifera

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Common Name The Naked Dendrobium

Flower Size 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.6 cm]

Found in Java, Sumatra and Borneo at elevations of 1200 to 2000 meters in dry and wet forests but always in the shade as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with basally slender, nodding, clustered stems carrying 5, linear-lanceolate leaves that gradually decrease in size towards the apex and have dark speckled leaf sheaths that blooms on a short, few [2 to 4] flowered inflorescence with simultaneously opening flowers arising from the nodes near the apex of the leafless cane occuring in the spring.

Allow plants to dry out between waterings and also reduce fertilizer in the winter until new growth emerges in the spring.

Synonyms Anisopetala nuda (Blume) M.A.Clem. 2003; Callista aurorosea (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Callista nuda (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium auroroseum Rchb.f. 1857; *Onychium nudum Blume 1825; Pedilonum auroroseum (Rchb.f.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as D auroroseum; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D auroroseum; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 drawing/photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo J J Wood 2014 drawing/photo fide;