Dendrobium punbatuense J.J.Wood 2008 SECTION Calcarifera

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Side View of Flower

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Part Shade Hot Warm Spring

Common Name The Pun Batu Dendrobium [the type locality in Sabah]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in hill and lower montane forests at elevations around 400 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm, pendent growing epiphyte with 3 to 4 close set stems carrying several, ovate-elliptic, minutely obliquely acute to acuminate, herbaceous leaves that blooms in the spring on several per stem, pendent, [1.2 to 1.6 " [3 to 4 cm] long, dark green streaked purple, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence arising on both leafy and leafless stems and spread out widely along the stem.

Closely related to Dendrobium serena-alexianum and D datinconnieae but separated by the larger flwoers wqith a shorter lip and a triangular-ovate, obtuse, fleshy, horizontal appendage at eh base of the blade. D hamaticalcar can be separated by the flower color with shorter, narrower lateral sepals, a shorter mentum and a slightly narrower lip without a triangular-ovate, obtuse, horizontal appendage at the blade base which separates it from D endertii as well


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photo/drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide