Dendrobium sandsii J.J.Wood & C.L.Chan 1994 SECTION Distichophyllum

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Common Name Sand's Dendrobium [Englsih Botanist at Kew current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found only in Sabah Borneo in mixed hill forests at elevations around 350 meters as a large sized, hot growing, pendulous epiphyte with clustered, elongate, pendent stems enveloped completely by leafless becoming leafbearing towards the apex sheaths and carrying 6 to 7, ligulate, acutely unequally bilobed apically, articulate, distichous leaves that blooms in the spring on a pendent, short, single flowered inflorescence with resupinate flowers.

"Similar to D olivaceum but distinguished by the pendent habit and resupinate flowers with broader, obliquely narrowly, elliptic petals, narrower lip side-lobes and a narrowly ovate, emarginate, glabrous mid-lobe. The callus is omposed of three low, rigid, fleshy keels and the retuse anther cap is glabrous." J J Wood 2014

Synonyms Distichorchis sandsii (J.J.Wood & C.L.Chan) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; *Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 1 1994 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 2012 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide