Dendrobium sambasanum J.J.Sm. 1909


Drawing by Linda Gurr

Part Shade Hot

Common Name The Sambas River Dendrobium

Flower Size .

Found in Kalimantan Borneo in lowlands at elevations around 300 meters as a miniature to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with approximate, branching, sinuous, leafy throughout stems carrying spreading, mostly the same length throughout, laterally compressed, linear, acute, slightly falcate, fleshy, olive green stained red leaves that blooms on a terminal, short, single flowered inflorescence.

J J Smith placed this species next to D kentrophyllum but D sambasanum has larger flowers with a distally three lobed lip and a bilobate midlobe.

Synonyms Aporum sambasanum (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 drawing fide