Dendrobium spurium (Blume) J.J.Sm. 1905 SECTION Fugacia TYPE for the Section

Photo © by André Schuiteman, courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen © and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Flower detail

Part shade Hot Cool Winter spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Dubious Dendrobium [refers to the species being originally described in the section Dendrocolla in the genus Thrixspermum]

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaysia and the Philippines in peat swamp forests and hill forests at elevations of 100 to 1200 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with clustered, erect to spreading, thinner at the bottom then at the apex, clavate stems and carrying 2 to 4, apical, thinly coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, acute to unequally acuminate, very shortly petiolate base leaves all held in one plane that blooms in the winter, spring, summer and fall on a short, single flowered inflorescence arising on the lower leafless portion of the stem and havew short lived flowers.

Synonyms Aerides spuria (Blume) Lindl. 1833; Callista euphlebia (Rchb.f. ex Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Callista unguiculata (Teijsm. & Binn.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium euphlebium Rchb.f. ex Lindl. 1859; Dendrobium unguiculatum Teijsm. & Binn. 1853; *Dendrocolla spuria Blume 1825; Euphlebium spurium (Blume) Brieger 1981; Sarcochilus spurius (Blume) Rchb.f. 1863; Thrixspermum spurium (Blume) Rchb.f. 1868

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862 as D euphlebium drawing fide; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865 as Thrixspermum spurium; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907 as D euphlebium; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 drwaing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Euphlebium spurium drawing fide; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; 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 the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo? not?; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 photo ok;