Dendrobium elliotianum O'Byrne 2009 SECTION Stachyobium Photo by Peter O'Byrne Copyright ,

Another Flower

Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Another Flower Photo by Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

Plant and Flower Photos by Linda & Mikael Karlbom, Sweden

Another Flower Photo by Copyright W C Schraut and Orchids and More Website

Plant and Flowers Photos by Ekkehard Schwadtke and Lanta Orchid Nursery and Orchid Garden Khaolak Website

Common Name Elliot's Dendrobium [OSSEA President and Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Thailand and possibly Myanmar without habitat details with crowded, erect, to 5 internoded, strongly constricted at nodes, discoid to ovoid-conical, dark green pseudobulbs enveloped by persistent, green turning red-brown sheaths and carrying 2 to 4, apical, spreading, green, deciduous after growing season, oblong to linear, obtuse leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on 1 to several, 1st one terminal others lateral from the nodes near the apex of the pseudobulb, erect to suberect, slender, 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] long, slightly zig zag, to 8 flowered inflorescence with the lower 2/3 covered by 2 to 3, overlapping, green, cylindrical, loose, narrowly ovate, acute bracts and has a broad lanceolate floral bract and carries very long-lasting flowers

D elliotianum, D gregulus, D garretii and D microbulbon are often mixed up. They can be easily separated by D elliotianum having a solid purple lip with a white flower, D gregulus has a light sulphur yellow flower with red purple veined sidelobes and D garretii has off white flowers with violet veins and a white or green lip with a central yellow patch and purple veined sidelobes. D microbulbon has a mostly white flower with just a few rose markings on the sidelobes and a white lip. or green lip with a central yellow patch and purple veined sidelobes.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Mal. Orc. Rev. 43: 96-105 2009