Dendrobium lindleyi Steud. 1840


Dendrobium lindleyi Steud. 1840 is a small sized, epiphytic growing orchid species, native to India (Assam), Myanmar (formerly Burma), South China, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Dendrobium lindleyi is easily confused with Dendrobium jenkinsii, but the longer inflorescences are packed with up to 20 flowers, much more than Dendrobium jenkinsii. The fragrant flowers get a size of up to about 5 cm. Flowering period: Spring. The tropical orchid requires a warm - hot, humid climate and are best cultivated in a partial shade - full sun. To induce blooming, the orchid needs a cool and dry winter rest. Dendrobium lindleyi orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). German physician and botanist Ernst Gottlieb von Steudel (1783-1856) named the orchid species in honour to the famous British botanist Sir John Lindley (1799-1865).

Dendrobium lindleyi
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Image: Dendrobium lindleyi Steud. 1840
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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