Dendrobium quadrilobatum Carr 1929 SECTION Aporum

Plant and Flower

Photos by Peter O'Byrne and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website.

Common Name The Four Lobed Dendrobium [refers to the lip apex]

Flower Size .44" [1.1 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia and Borneo on trunks and branches of trees along rivers at elevations around 100 to 700 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, leafy stems, enveloped completely by imbricate, leafbearing sheaths and carrying oblong-triangular, purple suffused, acute, conduplicate leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on short, axillary, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from nodes towards the apex of the stem.

Synonyms Aporum quadrilobatum (Carr) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of Borneo J J Wood 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide