Dendrobium procumbens Carr 1932 SECTION Bolbodium

Plant and flower Photo courtesy of Peter O'byrne, Andre Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Common Name The Crawling Dendrobium

Flower Size .7 to .8" [1.7 to 2 cm]

Found in Malaysia at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with 4 noded, the lower 2 nodes slender, the 3 is swollen, round to slightly quadrangular and the 4th is small, short stems carrying 2 apical, oblong, fleshy, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a .8" [2 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorecence arising from a tuft of dry bracts between the leaves near the apex of the stem and carries short lived flowers.

Synonyms Bolbodium procumbens (Carr) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996