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 Warm 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 to warm 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.

Related to D phillipsii but it has a much more conical, rather acute mentum, a relatively longer lip mid lobe and lacks parellel ridges on the lip floor.

Synonyms Eurycaulis paathii (J.J.Sm.) 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; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 drawing good; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of Borneo J J Wood 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide