Dendrobium profusum Rchb.f. 1884 SECTION Calcarifera

Inflorescence Photos by N T Gerald

Common Name The Profusely Flowered Dendrobium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations around 300 to 500 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with slender, pendulous, green stems carrying deciduous, distichous, lanceolate leaves that blooms on a slender, pendulous to 15 flowered inflorscence arising from near the apex of the leafless mature stem.

The flowers of this species are variable in color from tricolor white, white, yellow and violet to red brown with yellow to a concolor yellow-green.

Synonyms Eurycaulis profusus (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo good; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 photo fide; Phillipine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of the Philippines Cootes and Tiong 2015 photo fide;