Dendrobium darjeelingense Pradhan 1979 SECTION Stachyobium

Plant and Flowers

Photos by The Species Identification Task Force Website

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Susan Finger

Part shade Cool Cold Winter

Common Name The Darjeeling Dendrobium [A province of India]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Darjeeling India and Nepal at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect stems carrying 3 to 5, deciduous, obtuse to acute, shortly bilobed, pale green leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, 1.6" [4 cm] long, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence with acute to acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Indian Orchids Guide to Identification & Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing good; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000; The Orchids of Bhutan Cribb & Pearce 2002;