Dendrobium spurium (Blume) J.J.Sm., Orch. Java 343 (1905)

Name meaning 'despised, bastard or from unknown father'.

Aerides spuria (Blume) Lindl.
Callista euphlebia (Rchb.f. ex Lindl.) Kuntze
Callista unguiculata (Teijsm. & Binn.) Kuntze
Dendrobium euphlebium Rchb.f. ex Lindl.
Dendrobium unguiculatum Teijsm. & Binn.
Dendrocolla spuria Blume
Euphlebium spurium (Blume) Brieger
Sarcochilus spurius (Blume) Rchb.f.
Thrixspermum spurium (Blume) Rchb.f.

A miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte with pendant stems thinner at the bottom then at the apex and carrying 2 to 3, terminal; lanceolate, acute leaves all held in one plane that blooms in the winter spring and summer on a short, single flowered inflorescence arising on the lower leafless portion of the stem and havew short lived flowers.

Growing in peat swamp forests and hill forests at elevations of 100 to 1200 meters.


Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Borneo, Philippines.

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