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Dendrobium lindleyi Lindley's Dendrobium


Lindley's Dendrobium, Dendrobium lindleyi


Dendrobium lindleyi Steud. 1840 - See also Dendrobium jenkinsii Wallich ex Lindley 1839

Fragrance, Part sun, Hot To Warm Spring

Common Name Lindley's Dendrobium {English Botanist 1800's] - In Thailand - Ueang phung - In China Ju Shi Hu

Flower Size 1 to 2" [2 to 5 cm]

Found as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte in Assam India, Chinese Himalayas, Myanamar, Thailand, China, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam at elevations of 650 to 1300 meters with erect, clustered, thickened upwards from a slender base, almost spindle-shaped, angled stems carrying a solitary, oblong, leathery, obtuse, leaf that blooms in the winter and spring with fragrant flowers on an axillary, 5 to 15 flowered, often penadant raceme that arise from nodes at the middle of the leafed or leafless cane. This species and the subspecies var jenkinsii need a cool dry winter rest to ensure a spring blooming.

This species differs mostly from the very similar D jenkinsii by having an inflorescence with many flowers.

Synonyms Callista aggregata (Roxb.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium aggregatum Rox. 1832; Dendrobium alboviride var. majus Rolfe 1932; Dendrobium lindleyi var. majus (Rolfe) S.Y.Hu 1973; Epidendrum aggregatum Roxb. ex Steud. 1840