Dendrobium rupicola Ridl. 1915 SECTION Distichophyllum Hkr.f Photo by The Orchids of Malaya Website

Part shadeWarmCoolSummerFall

Common Name The Rock-Living Dendrobium

Flower Size .3" [7 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia at moderate elevations as a miniature to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with erect, many noded stems carrying many, oblong, bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on short, single flowered inflorescence arising from between the leaves all along the stem

Synonyms Dendrobium distichophyllum A.D.Hawkes & A.H.Heller 1957; Distichorchis rupicola (Ridl.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as D rupicola; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 #1 1983 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 #1 1983 as D rupicola var breve photo not see D delacourii; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as D rupicolum drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Baker's 1996 as D rupicolum; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 2012 drawing/photo fide;