Dendrobium osmophytopsis Kraenzl. 1910

SECTION Distichophyllae

Collection Sheet by Becarri

Part Shade Hot

Common Name Osmophytytum Dendrobium [refers to the flowers resembling a Encyclia flower from the section Osmophytum Dressler & Pollard 1971]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Sarawak Borneo at elevations below 300 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, basally semi-globose, thickened above then finely cylindrical, somewhat curved, deeply furrowed when dried pseudobulbs carrying distichous, ligulate, apically bilobed, obtuse, basally somewhat twisted leaves that blooms on very short, 2 flowered inflorescence carrying milky white flowers

Synonyms Distichorchis osmophytopsis (Kraenzl.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001 HOLOTYPE collection sheet fide; Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 drawing fide