Dendrobium aqueum Lindl.1843 SECTION Breviflores

Side View of Flower

Photos by Nirupama Sriramh


Common Name The ? Dendrobium

Flower Size 1 to 1.5" [2.5 to 3.8 cm]

Found in southern India and Vietnam? in semi-evergreen forests in abandoned coffee plantations at elevations of 900 to 2200 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with jointed, stout, decurved to pendulous, yellow green in youth, larger at the apex stems carrying many, spread along the stem, dark green, ovate-oblong, acute, sometimes undulate leaves that blooms in the later summer through winter on a short, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Callista aquea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium album Wight 1851

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Eudendrobium aqueum drawing fide; The Orchids of Bombay Santapau & Kapadia 1966 drawing good; Indian Orchids: A guide to Identification and Culture Vol II Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 drawing fide; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018; Orchids of Maharashtra Jalal 2018;