Dendrobium pictum Lindl. 1862

SECTION Calcarifera

Photo by Jan Meijvogel

Another flower color

Photo by Steven Chew

Fragrant Part Shade Cool LATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name Painted Dendrobium [refers to the Bold magenta nerves on the lip]

Flower Size

Found in Sabah and Sarawak Borneo in lower montane mossy forests at elevations around 1100 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, erect to spreading to pendent, subclavate to narrowly cylindrical stems carrying ovate to elliptic, obliquely acute to acuminate leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on pendent, arising on leafless canes, peduncle and rachis .2 to .8" [.5 to 2 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, pink much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying slightly scented, color variable flowers from pink with a magenta lined lip to yellow sepals, white petals and a greenish yellow lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 drawing/photos fide fide