Dendrobium chittimae Seidenf. 1997 SECTION Stuposa

Photo by Peter T Lin And His Diamond Orchids Website


Flower Closeup

Photos by David Jubineau And His Bulbophyllum & Co. Website

Another Flower

Photo and plant courtesy of Danny Lentz


Common Name Chittima's Dendrobium [Thai Orchid Nursery Woman current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Thailand, Laos and Vietnam as a large sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte that grows in full sun and needs a slight winter rest then blooms in the mid winter through spring with a short, single flowered inflorescence arising along a leafed cane and carrying fragrant flowers.

This species is very similar to D ciliatilabellum and many sources put them as synomonous with D ciliatilabellum taking precedence but the difference is that D ciliatilabellum has hairs all over the labellum instead of just in the center of the labellum as well as it is in the Section Pedilonum instead of Breviflores.


References *Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand XIII Seidenfaden 1997 Drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 photo fide;