Dendrobium hookerianum Lindl. 1859 SECTION Dendrobium

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Common Name Hooker's Dendrobium [English Botanist 1800's] - In China Jin Er Shi Hu

Flower Size 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm]

Found in Bangladesh, Assam, the eastern Himalayas and Myanmar in warm valleys at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a small, medium to large sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte on lava rocks with yellowish, pendulous to arching, rod-like canes with basal pseuobulbous swellings that continue to elongate for many seasons and carrying several, dark green, papery, oblong-lanceolate, wavy margined leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a slender, drooping, 6" [15 cm] long, 9 to 12 flowered inflorescnece with 2 to 4 flowers in groups arising from near the apex of the previous years cane and carrying large fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Callista hookeriana (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium chrysotis Rchb.f. 1870; Dendrobium fimbriatum var. bimaculosum Tang & F.T.Wang 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing good; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D hookerianum var brachystachyum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 9 1959 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Beautiful Indian Orchids and How to grow them Ghose 1968 drawing fide; Indian Orchids: A guide to Identification and Culture Vol II Pradhan 1979 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981; Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh Hegde 1984 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Baker's 1996; The Orchids of Bhutan Cribb & Pearce 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photos fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #4 2010 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #2 2019 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;