Dendrobium validipecten J.J.Sm. 1928 SECTION Oxystophyllum Drawings by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool LATESummer EARLYFall

Common Name or Meaning The Strongly Combed Dendrobium

Flower Size .48" [1.2 cm]

Found in Sumatra in montane forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with flattened, leafy stems carrying laterally flattened, distichous, fleshy, obliquely linear-lanceolate, acute, upper margin slightly curved leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on both terminal and lateral, short, branched, to .48" [1.2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying fleshy, shining brown flowers.

Synonyms Aporum validipecten (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Oxystophyllum validipecten (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Baker 1996; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;