Dendrobium eriiflorum Griff. 1851 SECTION Stachyobium Lindl.

Another Flower

Photos by E. Konstantinov and Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov1 , Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016

Photo by Eric Hunt


Photo by Natsui

Inflorescence and plant

Photo by Eric Hunt

Part sunCoolTo Warm LATESummer To EARLYFall

Common Name The Eria-Like Flowered Dendrobium

Flower Size .4 to .6" [.9 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Assam India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos and Malaysia at elevations of 800 to 2000 meters in primary and secondary broad-leaved evergreen and semideciduous forests of subtropical valleys as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte on tree branches in bright light with clustered, fleshy at the base, attenuate above, yellow stems enveloped by loose sheaths and carrying up to 9, deciduous, oblong or lanceolate, obtuse leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on a erect to arching, 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm] long, laxly, several [6 to 8] flowered inflorescence with upside down flowers that open simultaneously.

Plants should be kept moist as they are growing but as they mature in the fall and winter sets in it is best to keep the watering and fertilizing at a minimum. Resume both water and fertilizer with the intitiation of new growth in the spring.

CAUTION I am not sure of these determinations. There are 3 distinct types here which may represent 3 different species. The first photo is Averyanov's determination. The third photo is closer to Hooker, King and Seidenfaden, the second is closer to Vadhanaphutti, Rajbhandari and Comber. No references make mention of the large anvil-like calli at the middle of the lip on the second photo. Seems it would be mentioned. So use with caution.

Synonyms Callista eriiflora (Griff.) Kuntze 1891; mispelling Dendrobium eriaeflorum; Dendrobium eriiflorum var. lombokense J.J.Sm. 1925; Dendrobium eriiflorum var. sikkimense Lucksom 2007; mispelling Dendrobium erleflorum

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as D eriaeflorum drawing hmm; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing hmm; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 10 1958 drawing; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 drawing not - D dixonianum ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Indian Orchids: A guide to Identification and Culture Vol II Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as D eriafolium photo plant only; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photos ok; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992 drawing good; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo good; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001 photo ok; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov, Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016 ; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014; Taiwania 63(3) New Orchids (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae and Vandoideae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Van Canh NGUYEN, Hoang Tuan NGUYEN, Ba Vuong TRUONG, Phi Tam NGUYEN, Sinh Khang NGUYEN, Tatiana V. MAISAK, Hiep Tien NGUYEN, Duc Nam BUI, Xuan Canh CHU 2018 photo fide