Dendrobium paitanense J.J.Wood 2010


Photo by Anthony Lamb

Part Shade HotWinter

Common Name The Paitan River Dendrobium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in hill forests at elevations of 400 to 450 meters as a mini-miniature to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with leafy to the apex, pendent stems producing a few keikis and carrying equitant, close set, the apex almost touching the base of the leaf above, laterally flattened, obliquely triangular, ensiform, subfalcate, finely acute leaves that blooms in the winter on terminal to laetral, arising through groups of chaffy bracts, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

Similar to D rosellum but is distinguished by the shorter, subfalcate, more finely acute, less spreading leaves, inflorescence not arising on the extended leafless, terminal portion of the stem, disitnctly reflexed, pure white sepals and petals and rugulose-papillose lip with 2 low keels on the disc.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 drawing/photo fide