Dendrobium pseudolamellatum J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb 2010 SECTION Platycaulon

Photos by Eric Hunt

Part shadeHot WarmWinter THROUGH Summer

Common Name The False Lamellate Dendrobium

Flower Size .6 to .8 [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in lowland and hill forests at elevations around 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm, erect becoming pendent growing epiphtye with simple, erect becoming pendent, clavate, terete basally, becoming laterally compressed above, acute apically, internoded, dull yellow to purple brown to olive brown stems carrying 2, deciduous [often appearing to be one leafed as the 1st leaf drops early], alternate, from nodes at the narrow edge of the upper stem, narrowly elliptic, slightly obliquely acute to acuminate, thin-textured, dark green above often flushed with purple, dark purple to sometimes green beneath leaves that blooms in the winter through summer on a lateral, appearing subterminal, 1 to 3, at a time, from near the stem apex, .8 to 2" [1 to 5 cm] long, gently fractiflex, purple, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with triangular, purple, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010; A Guide to the Orchids of Borneo J J Wood 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide