Dendrobium lamyaiae G.Seidenfaden 1996 SECTION Dendrobium

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Marius Wasbauer


Common Name The Lamyaiae Dendrobium [refers to the Lamyai tree or Longans]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Laos and Thailand as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with very short stems carry to 6 deciduous leaves that blooms in the summer after leaf-fall on short, single flowered inflorescence carrying long lasting flowers.

Very similar to D unicum and D dickasonii but this one differs in having much larger flowers and a narrow lip with a tall central keel

Often spelled D lanyaiae, the correct spelling is D lamyaiae which refers to the tree that it is often associated with, the Lamyai fruit tree, which is also called longans.

Synonyms Dendrobium lanyaiae G.Seidenfaden 1996 Common Mispelling

References W3 Tropicos not listed, Kew Monocot list as Dendrobium lamyaiae, IPNI as Dendrobium lanyaiae; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide;