Dendrobium wightii A.D.Hawkes & A.H.Heller 1962 SECTION Stachyobium Photo by Regy Yohannan and the Flowers of India Website

Plant and Flowers Photo by P S Udayan and the The Kerala Plants Website

FragrantPart sun LATERSummer EARLY Fall

Common Name or Meaning Wight's Dendrobium [English Surgeon and Director of Botanical gardens in Asia 1800's]

Flower Size .48" [1.2 cm]

Found in India and Sri Lanka as a miniature to small sized epiphyte with thin, erect, distichous leaved stems carrying linear to linear-lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the later summer and early fall on an axillary, towards the apex of the stem, thin, fractiflex, successively 1 to 2, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence with minute, triangular floral bracts and carrying mildly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Callista graminifolia Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium graminifolium Wight 1851;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D graminifolium; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996

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