Dendrobium diodon Rchb.f. 1876 Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool WinterSpring

Common Name The Two Toothed Dendrobium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern India and Sri Lanka in subtropical montane forests at elevations of 900 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with crowded, 5 noded, ovoid, wrinkled pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, linear-oblong, basally slightly twisted leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on 1 to 2, apical, arising on immature pseudobulbs, 2.4" [6 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, acute floral bracts and carrying carrying white flowers.

Synonyms Callista diodon (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium albidulum Thwaites ex Trimen 1885; Dendrobium diodon subsp. kodayarensis Gopalan & A.N.Henry 1988 publ. 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Baker 1996