Dendrobium trullatum J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb 1994 SECTION Conostalix

Photo by Gary Meyer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Trowel Shaped Dendrobium [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.3 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in podosol forests at elevations around 400 to 600 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, simple, slightly sinuate-fractiflex stems carrying linear-ligulate, slightly acutely unequally bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a sessile, 1 to sometimes 2 flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate, fragrant flowers.

Related to D pachyglossum and D pinifolium but D trullatum has shorter, unequally bilobed leaves with glabrous sheaths and a trullate, ecallose lip witha narrowly triangular, acute midlobe with an undulate-convolute margin.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 Wood 1997 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide