• Dendrobium exile Schltr.

    Dendrobium exile Schltr.

    Dendrobium exile Schltr. stems are erect, finely cylindrical, ± woody, up to 50 cm long, ca. 3 mm thick, often branched distally, with 2-3 internodes expanded fusiform above the base; the expanded part of the stem is fleshy, 4.5 cm long, ca. 8 mm thick, with 4 ribs, covered with a pale white membranous sheath when young, russet and glossy when old. The leaves are usually alternate on the upper part of the branches, erect, compressed-terete, 2.5-6 cm long, 1.5-2.5 mm wide, acute at the apex, with a leathery sheath at the base. Inflorescence reduced to a single flower, laterally borne at the tip of the branches, white, spreading; floral bracts ovate, ca. 2 mm long, apex obtuse; pedicel and…