Dendrobium sagittatum J.J.Sm. 1905 SECTION AporumPhoto by Mulder & Mulder-Roelfsema

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Another Angle Photo by Irawan Sugiartono

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common NameThe Sack Carrying Dendrobium

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in Java and Sumatra at elevations of 700 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with very compressed, penduous, not branched stems carrying all along the stem, triangular, often suffused with violet in youth, lower margin rounded leaves that blooms in the spring on a very short, single flowered inflorescence arising from the upper nodes of the stem near the apex.

CAUTION!!!!! According to Comber in Orchids of Sumatra; his photo of D sagittatum in Orchids of Java was not correct and it matches the one by Irawan very well so please use with caution!!!! Mulder's Photo seems closer to the type. The Drawing by J J Smith is the type so it is absolutely correct!

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren-Atlas J.J.Sm 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo not/good see above; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo good; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra JB Comber 2001; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide;