Dendrobium panduratum Lindl.1859 Stachyobium

Plant and Flowers in situ India Photos by Jim Comber & F. Suranjan Swiss Orchid Foundation and the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

LATER MID

Common Name The Pandurate Dendrobium

Flower Size .5" [1.3 cm]

Found in southern India and Sri Lanka in tropical lower montane forests and evergreen rainforests at elevations around 1800 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with tufted, ovoid, pseudobulbous swelling stems carrying 2 to 4, distichous, linear-oblong, acute leaves that blooms in the later spring through mid fall on an erect, slender, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence that arises from near the apex of the stem and carrying short-lived flowers that often do not open well.

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

Synonyms Callista pandurata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium panduratum subsp. villosum Gopalan & A.N.Henry 1990

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007

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