Dendrobium platyphyllum Schltr. 1906 SECTION Aporum

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Drawing

Drawing by Linda Gurr

Part Shade Hot

Common Name The Broad Leaved Dendrobium

Flower Size .38" [9.5 mm]

Found in western Sumatra and Borneo at elevations around 270 meters as a giant sized, hot growing epiphyte with pendent, strongly flattened, branching, elongate stems carrying laterally flattened, obliquely ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acute, borne at an acute angle to the stem, pale green leaves that blooms on a successively single, few flowered Inflorescence arising from the fasciles of chaffy bracts towards the apex of the leafless portion of the stem and carrying yellowish white flowers.

Synonyms Aporum platyphyllum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Dendrobium cultriforme J.J.Sm. 1906; Dendrobium sumatranum A.D.Hawkes & A.H.Heller 1957

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzenreich Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D cultriforme; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D nycteridoglossum not; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 drawing fide; Dedrobium of Borneo J J Wood 2014 Drawing fide;