Dendrobium sculptum Rchb.f. 1863 SECTION Formosae

Photo by Dr Kamarudin Mat-Salleh and his Flickr Orchid Website

Common Name The Carved Out Dendrobium [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found only in Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations around 1200 to 1500 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect to pendulous, cane-like, leafy in the upper half stems carrying 3 to 6, elliptic to ovate-elliptic, unequally roundly bilobed apically leaves that are densely covered above and beneath by black, scurfy hairs and articulated to the cylindric, black hairy sheaths that blooms in the spring arising from near the apex of the stem, to .6" [1.5 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carrying unscented flowers.

Synonyms Callista sculpta (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; *Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 1 1994 drawing/photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; A Guide to the Dendrobium of Borneo J J Wood 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide