Dendrobium bicameratum Lindl. 1839 SECTION Breviflores Photo by ENVIS Center Sikkim On Ecotourism and their Sikkim Website

Part sunWarm Cold Summer

Common Name The Two Chambered Dendrobium [refers to the characteristic bilocular column foot]

Flower Size 1/4" to 1/2" [7 to 1.2 mm]

Found in the western Himalayas, Bangladesh, India, Assam, Nepal, eastern Himalayas, Myanmar and Thailand at elevations of 600 to 2400 meters as a miniature to medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with fusiform to clavate, curved to wavy, ridged, yellowish stems carrying 2 to 6, towards the apex of the stem, elliptic-oblong to elliptic-lanceolate, acute, obliquely emarginate, veined, tapering into the clasping sheath base leaves that blooms in the summer on several, lateral, short, subcapitate, subdensely 4 to 6 flowered, glabrous, weakly zig-zag inflorescence with overlapping, broadly ovate bracts.

Synonyms Callista bicamerata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Callista bolboflora (Falc. ex Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Callista breviflora (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium bolboflorum Falc. ex Hook.f. 1890; Dendrobium breviflorum Lindl. 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1890 as D bolboflorum drawing ok; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907 as D breviflorum; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 7 1978; Indian Orchids: A guide to Identification and Culture Vol II Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981; Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh Hegde 1984; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985; Orchids of Northwest Himalaya Deva & Naithani 1986 drawing fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014

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