Dendrobium reflexitepalum J.J.Sm. 1921 SECTION Aporum

Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Another Flower

Plant and Flower

Flower Closeup

Photos by Art Vogel


Common Name The Reflexed Petal Dendrobium

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan Borneo at elevations of 200 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect in youth becoming pendulous with age stems which are leafy below and leafless above, and carrying ovate, acute, imbricate leaves that blooms in the fall, winter and early spring on young stems from the apice and on older plants from along the leafless apical portion with single flowered, short inflorescence.

Often the flower does not have all the petals and sepals reflexed as in the photo but the long white bilobed lip distinguishes it.

Synonyms Aporum reflexitepalum (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010; Dendrobium of Borneo J J Wood 2014 drawing/photofide;