Dendrobium dixonianum Rolfe ex C. Downie 1925 SECTION Stachyobium Photo by Lanhua and RVO's Orchid Talk Forum Website

Flower closeupPhoto by The Thai Botanical Garden Organization

Drawing< Drawing by Seidenfaden


Common Name Dixon's Dendrobium [English Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Endemic to northeastern Thailand at elevations of 1650 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphytic orchid that has tightly clustered stems carrying 4 leaves and blooms in the mid summer on axillary, 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, few to several [5 to 13] flowered inflorescence that arise from the nodes at the apex of the leafless cane with flowers that do not open fully and needs a short drier winter rest.

CAUTION I have no reference that has a flower closeup photo to be assured that the presented flower is correct so please use with caution!!

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960; The Orchids of Thaialnd Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1960 as D eriiflorum pg 235 fig 179 drawing fide; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo hmm