Dendrobium refractum Teijsm. & Binn. 1862 SECTION Distichophyllum

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

Part Shade Hot Warm Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Broken up Dendrobium

Flower Size .86" [1.9 cm] across

Found in Lampung Sumatra in lower montane forests as a giant sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, rather 4 angled, elongate stems carrying several, in the upper portion of the stem, strap-shaped, unequally more or less obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms year round on short, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Distichorchis refracta (Teijsm. & Binn.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 as D kenepaiense not photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 errata for Vol 1; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 2012;