Dendrobium smithianum Schltr. 1911 SECTION Aporum

Photos courtesy of Eric Hunt.

Part Shade Hot Cool SpringFall

Common Name Smith's Dendrobium [Belgian Botanist in Java late 1800 through mid 1900]

Flower Size .4" to .55" [1.1 to 1.3 cm]

Found in Borneo?, the Moluccas and Sulawesi in hill forests at elevations of 300 to 1300 meters as a small to just large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with several, erect to pendant, branching stems completely enveloped by disitchous, imbricate, equitant, leaf-bearing sheaths with each carrying disitichous, equitant, laterally compressed, narrowly elliptic, oblong-elliptic or ensiform, acute to acuminate, straight leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on very short, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes and through fasciculate, scarious, becoming fibrous, floral bracts on the leafless apical portion of the stem

Synonyms Aporum smithianum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Dendrobium concavum var. celebense J.J.Sm. 1907; Dendrobium smithianum var. nebularum Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Vol #3 Wood 1997 drawing not = D sabahense; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; The Dendrobiums Wood 2006; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide