Dendrobium prostratum Ridl.1896 SECTION Aporum

Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foudation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Websiate

FragrancePart Shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Laying Down Dendrobium

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra in lowland and hill forests at elevations around 500 to 600 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a creeping, branching stem enveloped completely by imbricating leaf sheaths and carrying triangular, fleshy leaves that blooms in the winter on an apparently terminal, short, single flowered inflorescence and carries musty scented flowers

CAUTION This species and D refelexibarbatulum are very similar and most likely are synomonous, with D prostratum taking precedence. I have left them separate pending more research.

Synonyms Aporum prostratum (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983; Dendrobium uniflorum Teijsm. & Binn. 1862

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide?; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 11 1994 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as D reflexibarbatum; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; Orchids of Borneo J J Wood 2014 drawing/photo fide;