Dendrobium denudans D. Don 1825 SECTION Stachyobium Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage

Part sunWarmColdLATESummer andFall

Common Name The Bare Dendrobium [refers to the deciduous habit]

Flower Size .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm]

Found in the western Himalayas, Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal and Thailand as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte at the base of trees or in deforested areas as a lithophyte at elevations of 800 to 2200 meters with cylindrical, yellow stems covered by loose, funnel-shaped sheaths carrying thin-textured, lanceolate or oblong leaves that blooms in the late summer through fall on a pendant, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes near the apex of the cane carrying spidery flowers.

This species requires a distinct dry rest from water and fertilizer through the winter months and should be resumed with the onset of new growth in the spring.

Synonyms Callista denudans (D.Don) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 1 1958 drawing; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Miniature Orchids Northern 1980; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 photo plant only; Orchids of Northwest Himalaya Deva & Naithani 1986 drawing fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001 photo not; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 photo good; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradham 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014

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