Dendrobium garrettii Seidenf. 1985 SECTION Stachyobium>

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

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Seidenfaden Copyright

FragrancePart Shade Cool Summer Fall

Common Name Garrett's Dendrobium [British forest Service for Thialand and collector of orchids early 1900's]

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found only in Thailand in montane forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with nearly conical to ovoid, clustered, slightly laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, apical, arcuate, suberect, thin textured, ovate-lanceolate to ligulate, acute deciduous at blooming leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect to suberect, terminal to subterminal, slender, .8 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long, basically simultaneously 3 to 9 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the pseudobulb and carryijng campanulate, faintly fragrant 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.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo okish; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo not; A Compendioum of Minaiture Orchid Species Vol 1 Parsons and Gerritsen 2013 photo fide

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