Dendrobium uncatum Lindl. 1859 SECTION Aporum

Plant and Flowers

Photos by J. B. Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Hooked Dendrobium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southern Vietnam, western Java, Sumatra and Sabah Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations of 200 to 1400 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with upright, zigzag stems that become pendulous with age carrying many terete, flattened and slightly recurved, bright green leaves that are held at right angles to the stems and blooms in the winter on a short, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence that arises from near the apex of the stem and has short-lived, simultaneous flowers.

This species needs a 1 to 2 month drier rest from water and fertilizer in the winter to bloom properly

Synonyms Aporum salicornioides (Teijsm. & Binn.) Brieger 1981 ; Aporum uncatum ( Lindl. ) Brieger 1981; Callista uncata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium salicornioides Teijsm & Binn 1862

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D salicornioides; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 drawing good; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Aporum salcicornioides photo plant only; Miniature Orchids Northern 1980; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Aporum uncatum photo plant only; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 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 Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 3 2004; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide