Dendrobium ovatum (L.) Kraenzl. 1910 SECTION Fytchianthe Photo by Dinesh Valke and The Flowers of India Website India Mike Website

Inflorescence Photo by India Mike Website

Common Name The Ovate Dendrobium

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in southwestern India at elevations of 50 to 1520 meters as a mini-miniature to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with elongate, mauve-brown, terete to often stout stems carrying many, deciduous, oblong-lanceolate, alternate, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a lateral, 6" [15 cm] long, several to many flowered, subcorymbose inflorescence arising from the side or near the apex of the stem with minute, triangular, acute floral bracts.

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

Synonyms Callista ovata (L.) Kuntze 1891; Cymbidium ovatum (L.) Willd. 1805; Dendrobium chlorops Lindl. 1844; *Epidendrum ovatum L. 1753

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchids of Bombay Santapau & Kapadia 1966 drawing ok; Indian Orchids: A guide to Identification and Culture Vol II Pradhan 1979 drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 drawing hmm; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007