Dendrobium serratilabium L.O. Williams 1937 Section Calcarifera Photo by Phuphaman Orchids Website, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III


Common Name The Saw-Toothed Lip Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm]

A pendant, medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte that occurs in the Phillipines on Luzon Island in lowland forests with occasionally branching, thickened, narrowly club shaped, wrinkled stems carrying many, lanceolate, deciduous, thin, two ranked leaves with yellow streaked leaf sheaths and held in the apical third of the stem, that blooms in the fall on a lateral, short, to 6 flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes on the leafless canes.

Water and fertilizer should be reduced through the winter months and resumed only with the onset of new growth in the spring.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 as D serratilabium fma album photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid species Cootes 2009 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of the Philippines Cootes and Tiong 2015 photo fide;