Dendrobium metrium Kraenzl. 1910 SECTION Grastidium

Plant and Flowers Photos by Lourens Grobler

Part sun Cool

Common Name The ? Dendrobium

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Sumatra at elevations around 1100 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with stem-like pseudobulbs carrying many, linear-lanceolate, minutely toothed apically leaves and are leafy towards the apex of the stem and blooms on a short, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of leafless canes. This species requires moist sunny conditions and a decided winter rest

Synonyms Anisopetala filicaulis (Gagnep.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Dendrobium batakense J.J.Sm. 1922; Dendrobium dalleizettii Gagnep. 1950; Dendrobium filicaule Gagnep. 1950; ; Dendrobium modestum Ridl. 1898; Dendrobium nhatrangense Gagnep. 1930; Dendrobium sociale J.J. Sm. 1912; Eurycaulis modestus M.A.Clem. 2003; Grastidium nhatrangense (Gagnep.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum metrium (Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 # 6 1968 as D nhatrangense; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 as D sociale drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing good; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994 as D sociale; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D filicaule; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D sociale; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 as D sociale Photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as D sociale photo fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide