Dendrobium singaporense A.D.Hawkes & A.H.Heller, Lloydia 20: 124 (1957)

Named after 'Singapore', one of the areas where the species was found.

Aporum teres (Kuntze) Rauschert
Callista teres Kuntze
Dendrobium teres Lindl. [Illegitimate]

A small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with very slender, rigid, zigzaged stems carrying 2 to 10, widely spaced, slightly curved, nearly terete leaves similar to Papilionanthe teres leaves that blooms with a slight temperature change in the warmer months on short, lateral, inflorescences arisng towards the apex of old leafless canes and arise singly from the tufts of the floral bracts carrying scented [Chrysanthemum Tea], fleshy flowers that do not open well.

Growing at elevations around 200 meters in moist lowland habitats.


Peninsular Thailand and Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.

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