Dendrobium setigerum Ames ex M.A.Clem. 1999-2000 publ. 1999 SECTION Latouria Photo by Anon

Common Name The Bristly Dendrobium [refers tothe hairs on the back of the sepals]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of sea level to 500 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, club-shaped stems carrying 3, leathery leaves that blooms on an erect, up to 8 flowered inflorescence

Some references put this species as a synonym of D macrophyllum and it is quite similar but I leave tham separate pending more information.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D macrophyllum; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of the Philippines Cootes and Tiong 2015 photo fide;