Dendrobium subulatum (Blume) Lindl. 1830

Photos by Peter O'Byrne Copyright ,

Part Sun Hot Warm summer

Common Name The Terete Dendrobium [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Java and Sumatra in very wet locations at elevations of sealevel to 650 meters high in the canopy as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, erect, slightly fractiflex, non branching stems carrying in the basal portion terete, slightly curved, terete, subulate, fleshy, acute, recurved, often reddish brown leaves and in the apical portion scale leaves that blooms in the summer, on very short, single flowered inflorescence arising near the apex of the leafless portion of thestem

In Java a poulstice is made from the leaves and are put upon the forehead to help with headaches.

Synonyms Aporum subulatum (Blume) Rauschert 1983; Aporum undulatum (Blume) Brieger 1981; Callista bicolor (Miq.) Kuntze 1891; Callista subulata (Blume) Kuntze 1891; *Onychium subulatum Blume 1825; Onychium undulatum Blume 1825; Podochilus bicolor Miq. 1864

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 drawing hmm; Contributions to the Knowledge of the Orchid Flora of Sumatra Schlechter 1911; Flora Of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 4 1959; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 6 1978; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Aporum undulatum; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing fide/photo good; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo good; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 drawing fide; 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; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo ok; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide