Dendrobium pensile Ridl. 1896 SECTION Grastidium

Photo by O'Byrne, Ong, Yong and Saw

Part sun Warm

Common Name The Hanging Dendrobium

Flower Size .56 to .64" [1.4 to 1.6 cm] long

Found in the Nicobar Islands, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo in hill and riverine forests at elevations of around 900 meters as a large to giant sized, warm growing epiphyte with simple, pendent, terete, leafy stems carrying many, thinly coriaceous,narrowly elliptic, obliquely obtuse, broadest in the basal third leaves that blooms on short, 2 flowered inflorescence arising from betweeen the nodes.

Synonyms Grastidium pensile (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Plants of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; The Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia O'Byrne, Yong, Ong and Saw 2011 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 drawing/photo fide