Dendrobium jenkinsii


Dendrobium jenkinsii Wall. ex Lindl. 1839 is a small epiphytic growing orchid species, native to the Himalayas, India (Assam), Nepal, Myanmar (formerly Burma),
Thailand, Laos and South China (Hainan).

Dendrobium jenkinsii is often confused with Dendrobium lindleyi, as the yellow flowers look quite similar, but Dendrobium jenkinsii has a short inflorescence with just up to 3 flower, while Dendrobium lindleyi has longer inflorescences, which are packed with up to 20 flowers. Flowers of Dendrobium jenkinsii get a size of about 2,5 cm. Flowering period: March. The Dendobium orchid is protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). Dendrobium jenkinsii requires a warm - hot, humid climate and a sunny - partial shaddy location. During the winter rest from Thanksgiving until Valentine the orchid needs a lot of light, a cool location and watering should be strongly restricted. In trade Dendrobium jenkinsii orchids are often wrongly labeled as Dendrobium aggregatum, which is a synonym for Dendrobium lindleyi.

Dendrobium jenkinsii
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Image: Dendrobium jenkinsii
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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