Dendrobium xanthoacron Schltr. 1906


Photo by Anthony Lamb

TYPE Drawing

Fragrance Part sun Cool

Common Name The Yellow Tipped Dendrobium

Flower Size .52" [1.3 cm]

Found in Borneo in lowland forest, stunted forest and upper montane mossy forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, semi-erect to spreading, sometimes pendent, simple, lowermost prtion leafless, leafy above stems caryring falcate-oblong, obtuse, succulent, rigid, coriaceous leaves that blooms on a subterminal, successively single, few flwoered inflorescence with obliquely ovate to oblong, obtuse to subacute, brownish green, dirty yellow to golden yellow florla bracts and carrying fragrant flowers with transluscent pale yellow tepals and a transluscent creamy white to pale yellow lip and dark yellow keels.

Many references put this species as a synonym of D prostratum

D barioense is closest to D xanthoacron but D barioense can be distinguished by the linear, acute petals, longer smooth lip without small toothed crests on the lobules.

Synonyms Aporum xanthoacron (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D prostratum; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Dendrobium Of Borneo Wood 2014 Drawing/photo fide