Dendrobium singaporense A.D.Hawkes & A.H.Heller 1957 SECTION Aporum

Flower Closeup

Photos by Ian Chung

Common Name The Singapore Dendrobium [Independant country within Malaysia]

Flower Size .4 to 1.6" [1 to 4 cm]

Found in Malaysia, penninsular Thailand, Borneo and Sumatra at elevations around 200 meters in moist lowland habitats as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with very slender, rigid, zig-zag stems carrying 2 to 10, widely spaced, slightly curved, nearly terete leaves similar to Papilionanthe teres leaves that blooms with a slight temperature change in the warmer months on short, lateral inflorescence arising towards the apex of old leafless canes and arise singly from the tufts of the floral bracts carrying scented [Chrysanthemum Tea], fleshy flowers that do not open well.

Synonyms Aporum teres (Kuntze) Rauschert 1983; Callista teres Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium teres Lindl. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as D teres drawing fide; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907 as D teres; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D teres; Flora Of Malaya Vol. 1 Orchids Holttum 1953 as D teres drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 as D teres drawing ok; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as D teres drawing fide; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001, A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo hmm; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 drawing/photo fide