Dendrobium ciliatilabellum Seidenf. 1985 SECTION Pedilonum

Another Angle

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flower

Plant and Flower

Photos by Tripetch P. and Trekking Thai Website

TYPE Drawing

Tyoe Drawing by Seidenfaden


Common Name The Hairy Lip Dendrobium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Thailand at elevations around 1100 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender stems carrying lanceolate, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms in the fall on a very short, single flowered inflorescence that arises from the nodes at the sides of the stem just below the leaves and has shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

This species is very similar to D chittimae and many sources put it as synomonous with D ciliatilabellum which would take precedence but this one is certainly different as it has hairs all over the labellum as well as being in the placed within the Section Pedilonum.

Synonyms *Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000;