Dendrobium trinervium Ridl. 1896 SECTION Distichophyllum

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Common Name The Three Nerved Dendrobium [Refers to the lip calli]

Flower Size .4 to .7" [1 to 1.8 cm]

Found in Thailand and penninsular Malaysia in open forests at elevations around 100 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with crowded, thick, fractiflex and knobby canes that are covered by leaf sheaths and carry 4 to 9 lanceolate-ovate, deciduous leaves towards the apex of each cane and blooms in the fall and early winter on .3" [.8 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence with the flowers arising opposite the leaves and do not open fully.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 5 1970 photo good; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing fide; The Orchids Of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 1 2009 photo fide