Dendrobium subflavidum Ridl. 1908 SECTION Calcarifera

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Plant and Flowers Photos by Peter Maxwell

Part sunWarmCoolWinter

Common Name The Not all Yellow Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.6 to 1.8" [4 to 4.5 cm]

Found in Thailand and Malaysia at elevations of 910 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with purplish, erect stems carrying many, all along the stem, thin, lanceolate, acute, dark green and sometimes suffused with purple leaves that blooms in the winter on a pendulous, .9" [2.2 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising on older mature leafy canes.

Synonyms Dendrobium chloroleucum Ridl. 1912; Eurycaulis subflavidus (Ridl.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Pedilonum subflavidum (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 as D chloroleucum; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 as D chloroleucum photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing good; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo not;