Dendrobium langbianense Gagnep. 1930 SECTION Stachyobium Photo by Karel & Alex Petrzelka and the Vietnam Orchid Website

Drawing Drawing by Seidenfaden

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Langbian Dendrobium [A Plateau in Vietnam]

Flower Size .2 to .3" [.5 to .7 cm]

Found in Vietnam in montane forests at elevations of 1300 to 1600 metrers as a miniature sized epiphyte with small pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 6 leaves that blooms on up to 3, on the apical portion, 4 to 9 flowered inflorescence.

Seidenfaden states that this species certainly is related to D monticola and could be conspecific with. More research needs to be done here.

CAUTION Seidenfaden & Smitinand cite this and D kratense to be conspecific but if the photos are correct then they are certainly separate species. I await more information.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000;