Dendrobium paathii J.J.Sm. 1935 SECTION Calcarifera

Side View Of Flower Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Sun Hot Spring

Common Name Paath's Dendrobium [Agrarian and Orchid enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size 1.12 to 1.2" [2.8 to 3 cm]

Found in Borneo in hill forests at elevations around 300 to 600 meters as a giant sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, erect becoming pendent with age stems sometime producing leilis and carrying ovate to elliptical, acute leaves with minute, very short black haired [not hirsute] sheaths that blooms in the spring on many all along the stem, .48 to .54" [1.2 to 1.3 cm] long, , 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising on leafless stems with triangular, acute, adpressed, transluscent, apex green floral bracts and carrying slightly sweetly scented flowers.

Synonyms Eurycaulis paathii (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 drawing good; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo fide; A Guide tothe Dendrobium of Borneo J J Wood 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide