Dendrobium rosellum Ridl. 1896 SECTION Aporum

Another Flower

Photos by Eric Hunt


Photo courtesy of Peter O'Byrne.


Photo by Hisanori Takeuchi

Part Shade Warm Cool LATEWinter SpringFall

Common Name The Pink Spotted Dendrobium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo and Sumatra in hill and lower montane forests at elevations of 800 to 1100 meters as a medium to just large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with branched stems carrying many, close set, distichous, imbricate, equitant, conduplicate, compressed, green to tinged red with sun, ovate, acute apically leaves attenuate below into the leaf bearing sheaths that blooms in the spring fall and winter on the apical, leafless portion of the stem with a short, single flowered infloresence that hold the flowers against the leafless stem

Synonyms Aporum modestissimum (Kraenzl.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Aporum rosellum (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983; Dendrobium modestissimum Kraenzl. 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907; Das Pflanzenreich Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D modestissimum; Das Pflanzenreich Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsualar Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as D modestissimum; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001 as D modestissimum; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; The Dendrobiums Wood 2006; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #2 2020 photo fide