Den. Sec. Inobulbum

(Schltr.) Schltr. & Kraenzl 1910


Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Dendrobiinae

This Section appears to have two different spellings: Inobulbum and Inobulbon. I am using Inbulbum, which agrees with Lavarack (Ref.1) and the Kew Monocot List (Ref. 4). Lavarack, have elevated this Section to generic status, however, I have kept it as a Section of Dendrobium to agree with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Monocot List. Section Inobulbum is in Subgenus Athecebium, which has plants with no distinct leaf sheaths on the stems. The plants are closely related to Section Tetrodon. Plants of this Section occur in rainforests in low to moderate altitudes in areas with high year-round humidities. Pseudobulbs are short and spindle-shaped with nodes that have rings of rigid hairs. Species have 2 to 3 leaves at the apex of the pseudobulbs. Flowers are on a long inflorescence. The inflorescences have numerous flowers, with 80 or more on an inflorescence. The lip is 3-lobed.

Culture: The culture in the data below are averages. For cultural recommendations for specific species, literature, such as Reference 1 & 2, is strongly encouraged.

Number of species:

The World Monocot Checklist recognizes 2 species: Den. munificum, **Den. muricatum.

*Inobulbum layardii, listed by Lavarack in Ref. 1, is considered synonymous with Bulb longiflorum Thouars. in Kew Monocot List.


New Caledonia

Dendrobium ( syn. Inobulbum) munificum - ©2009 Greg Allikas

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