Dendrobium panduriferum Hook. f. 1890 SECTION Calcarifera

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TYPE Drawingof D panduratum var serpens

TYPE Drawings by J D Hooker

Part Shade Hot Warm Spring

Common Name The Lute-Shaped Lip Dendrobium

Flower Size .4 to .68" [1 to 1.7 cm]

Found in Myanmar, penninsular Thailand, Malaysia and Sabah Borneo in low montane forests high in trees at elevations around 250 to 600 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with weak, flexuous, grooved, cylindrical, basally narrowing cane-like stems carrying 10, thin, lanceolate-elliptic, acute, deciduous, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on a 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm] long, 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence arising from near the middle to near the top of leafless canes and carries flowers that can be spotted or striped or variations in between.

D panduriferum is distinguished by the half moon shaped transverse callus at the base of the mid lobe between the side lobes, which either side of the callus the edges of he blade fold into the side lobes continuing as longitudinal, somewhat converging folds on the mid lobe giving the lip a fiddle-shaped appearance hence the species name panduriferum.

Synonyms Callista pandurifera (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium panduriferum Hook. f. var serpens Hkr.f 1890; Dendrobium serpens [Hkr.f] Hook. f. 1895; Dendrobium virescens Ridl.1896; Eurycaulis pandurifer (Hook.f.) M.A.Clem 2003; Pedilonum panduriferum (Hook.f.) Brieger 1981; Pedilonum serpens (Hook.f.) Brieger 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 drawing fide; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as D serpens drawing ok; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907 as D virescens; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907 as D serpens; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as virescens; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953 as D serpens; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 3 1958 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 as D serpens; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 71 1-30 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand VII Seidenfaden 1976 as D serpens drawing fide; Gard. Bull. Singapore 30:269 Seidenfaden 1977 as D serpens drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Pedilonum panduriferum; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Pedilonum serpens; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Pedilonum virescens; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo good; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 3 1997 drawing/photo fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide/photo ok; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of Borneo J J Wood 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 photo fide; The Orchid Review Vol 127 No 1328 December 2019 photo fide;