Dendrobium nanum Hook.f. 1889 SECTION Stachyobium Photo by Niranjan Sant and The India Nature Watch Website

Inflorescence

Plant and Flowers Photos by Gast and the Orchideen Dendrobium 2 Website

Common Name The Small Dendrobium

Flower Size .3 to .6" [.8 to 1.5 cm]

Found in southern India in hill forests at elevations of 2000 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, rarely 4, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse to shortly acute, very thick leaves that blooms in the fall on a subterminal, 1.4 to 3" [3.5 to 7.5 cm] long, 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence

CAUTION This ID is tentative as I have no real references as to what this species should be.

Synonyms Callista nana (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium mabelae Gammie 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzenreich Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Das Pflanzenreich Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D mabelae; The Orchids of Bombay Santapau & Kapadia 1966 as D mabelei drawing ok; Indian Orchids: A guide to Identification and Culture Vol II Pradhan 1979 as D mabelae; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D mabelae; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007

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