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Dendrobium Orchid - Dendrobium sp Was originally given the ID of Dendrobium babiense but later told not likely, still the same genus though.<br />
Its a very small Orchid, of less than 1 cm in size.<br />
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(Dendrobium cf babiense - Pig Dendrobium)<br />
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Update : ID-ed to Dendrobium sabahense by ChunXingWong Dendrobium,Dendrobium sabahense,Dendrobium sp,Flower,Malaysia,Orchid,Plant,Sabah Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Dendrobium Orchid - Dendrobium sp

Was originally given the ID of Dendrobium babiense but later told not likely, still the same genus though.
Its a very small Orchid, of less than 1 cm in size.

(Dendrobium cf babiense - Pig Dendrobium)

Update : ID-ed to Dendrobium sabahense by ChunXingWong

    comments (13)

  1. Absolutely beautiful! <3

    I can see how the central anatomy looks sort of like a pig snout and the petals to the left/right of the "snout" look like ears?
    Posted 10 months ago
    1. Ha ha, you have very good imagination, Lisa :D Posted 10 months ago
      1. I definitely have a creative side, Albert! :P Posted 10 months ago
  2. I'm not convinced with the species ID though. Hehe. But definitely that genus. Posted 10 months ago
    1. Quite several species of Dendrobium orchids are very similar like D. kiauense also. This species we found have a very distinct double lip hanging down which is similar to D. aloifolium. Hope it is a new species instead. Posted 10 months ago, modified 10 months ago
      1. Thanks, Chun for the feedback. Will update the ID to just Dendrobium sp.
        Thought Dan was pretty sure/good with the ID and Lisa was able to visualise the Babi to its namesake! lol
        Posted 10 months ago
  3. Went to a bookshop recently to search for orchid books to identify this. Turns out this is a rare endemic species - Dendrobium sabahense. Your photo of this flower is the first in public internet! Posted 9 months ago
    1. The only reference I have that shows the photo of this orchid is the "Dendrobium of Borneo" book by Jeffery J. Wood who discovered this species himself back in 2008.
      https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iOvaO50wUw0/XA0LzUWD46I/AAAAAAAACLY/0YdsbN6z2A8aujnXK4tpiUkjUwulLTHugCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20181123_134603.jpg
      Posted 9 months ago
      1. W-O-W!
        Thanks, Chun for the correct ID and interesting info :)
        Posted 9 months ago
      2. As Albert says.. W-O-W! Posted 9 months ago
        1. Big thumbs up to Chun! :D Posted 9 months ago
  4. Really pretty! Posted 9 months ago
  5. Very pretty. I love tiny orchids. I once visited an orchid grower in Borneo who grew the tiniest orchids imaginable. Just wish I’d known about Jungledragon then! Posted 9 months ago

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Dendrobium sabahense is a species of Orchid from the family of Orchidaceae.

Stems erect to hanging, 15-63 cm long. Leaves 3.7-4.5 x 0.5-1.4 cm flattened, obliquely elliptic, acute to acuminate. Inflorescences borne along distal leafless portion of stem. Flowers 1 cm long, 1.1-1.3 cm across. Sepals 5-7 x 3.5-4.2 mm. Mentum 3-4.5 mm long, broadly conical, obtuse. Petals 4.5-4.7 x 2mm. Lip 7-8 x 9 mm, side lobes prominent, mid-lobe fan-shaped, deeply bilobulate, disc with central callus,.. more

Species identified by Albert Kang
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Uploaded Nov 14, 2018. Captured Oct 24, 2018 19:05.
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