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Dendrobium Orchid - Dendrobium sabahense 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 sabahense

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 (15)

  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 one year ago
    1. Ha ha, you have very good imagination, Lisa :D Posted one year ago
      1. I definitely have a creative side, Albert! :P Posted one year ago
  2. I'm not convinced with the species ID though. Hehe. But definitely that genus. Posted one year 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 one year ago, modified one year 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 one year 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 one year 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 one year ago
      1. W-O-W!
        Thanks, Chun for the correct ID and interesting info :)
        Posted one year ago
      2. As Albert says.. W-O-W! Posted one year ago
        1. Big thumbs up to Chun! :D Posted one year ago
  4. Really pretty! Posted one year 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 one year ago
  6. Hi Jay Pfahl here, I write www.orchidspecies.com and would love to use this photo on the site, I do not even have a listing for this species yet and it would be great to add it. PLEASE Write me!!!!
    jfal@sprynet.com
    Posted 6 months ago
    1. Hi Jay Pfahl, thanks for the comments and you have a very nice and comprehensive website on Orchids!
      Its OK with me for you to use my picture in this Observation at your website, PROVIDED the use of it is credited to me and it would be nice if you could also includes the link of this page to your website.

      With your expertise in Orchids, would you be able to help us at Jungle Dragon to identify other Observations of Orchids that are not fully identified yet? It would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
      Posted 6 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

Similar species: Agaves, Aloes, Onions
Species identified by Albert Kang
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Uploaded Nov 14, 2018. Captured Oct 24, 2018 19:05.
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