Dendrobium aqueum Lindl.1843 SECTION Dendrobium

Side View of Flower Photos by Nirupama Sriramh

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Common Name The ? Dendrobium

Flower Size 1 to 1.5" [2.5 to 3.8 cm]

Found in southern India in abandoned coffee plantations at elevations of 900 to 2200 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with jointed, stout, decurved to pendulous, yellow green in youth, larger at the apex stems carrying many, spread along the stem, dark green, ovate-oblong, acute, sometimes undulate leaves that blooms in the later summer through winter on a short, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Callista aquea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium album Wight 1851

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Eudendrobium aqueum drawing fide; The Orchids of Bombay Santapau & Kapadia 1966 drawing good; Indian Orchids: A guide to Identification and Culture Vol II Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014

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