Dendrobium heyneanum Lindl. 1830 SECTION Herbacea Photo by Anurag Sharma and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Collection sheet and Drawing Collection sheet by J. Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Sun Cool Spring Summer

Common Name

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern India at elevations of 1400 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with tufted, erect, flexuous, several nonded stems carrying 3 to 6, linear-lanceolate, acute, deciduous leaves with persisitent leaf sheaths below that blooms in the spring and summer on a semi-erect, very slender, , longer than the leaves, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, 5 to 9 flowered inflorescence carrying white with pinkish lip, odorless flowers

Synonyms Callista heyneana (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzenreich Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; A Guide to Identification and Culture, Orchids of India Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing good; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Baker 1996;