~Dendrobium cathcartii Hook.f. 1890 - See Dendrobium salaccense (Blume) Lindl. 1830 SECTION Grastidium Photo by Enrico Henman

Part sun HotSpring THROUGH Fall

Common Name Cathcart's Dendrobium [English member of Indian Civil Service and Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1/2 to .6" [1.25 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Assam, eastern Himalayas, India and Laos in tropical valleys and subtropical evergreen forests along rivers at elevations of 330 to 830 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, terete stems carrying cylindric, rugose sheaths carrying linear-lanceolate, obliquely notched, sessile, distichous, jointed leaves that blooms in the spring through early fall on several, lateral, fasciculate, 2 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Callista cathcartii (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Grastidium cathcartii (Hook.f.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1890 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 1 1958 drawing ; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 3 1958 drawing; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing hmm