Dendrobium pinifolium Ridl. 1896 SECTION Conostalix

Plant and Flower

Photos courtesy of © André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen © and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part Shade Hot Warm

Common Name The Pine-Needle-Like Dendrobium [refers to the terete leaves]

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Borneo in lowlands and lower montane forests at elevations of 10 to 1100 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with dark pilose, grooved stems that are completely enveloped by alternate leafbearing sheaths carrying many, terete, fleshy, linear, grooved, acute, dark green leaves that blooms on a very short inflorescence carrying 3, resupinate flowers.

"Distinguished by the subterete, subfalcate, rigid, fleshy leaves and resupinate flowers." J J Wood 2014

Synonyms Conostalix pinifolia (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983; Dendrobium squarrosum J.J.Sm. 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D squarrosum; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo good; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroidee Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 photo fide;