Dendrobium siberutense J.J.Sm. 1922 SECTION Distichophyllae Hkr.f. 1890

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Summer

Common Name The Siberut Island Dendrobium {an island off of Sumatra in the Mentawai Island group]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found on Siberut Island off of Sumatra at low elevations as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with an elongate, branching rhizome with 5.4" [13.5 cm] between each, non-branched, leaf cane carrying spreading, narrowly lanceolate, narrowing apically, smaller towards the apex, unequally and acutely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer from the nodes of the stem, peduncle .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm] long, rachis to 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Distichorchis siberutensis (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002;