Dendrobium lamyaiae G.Seidenfaden 1996 SECTION Dendrobium

Flower Closeup Photos by Marius Wasbauer


Common Name The Lamyaiae Dendrobium [refers to the Lamyai tree or Longans]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Laos and Thailand as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with very short stems carry to 6 deciduous leaves that blooms in the summer after leaf-fall on short, single flowered inflorescence carrying long lasting flowers.

Very similar to D unicum and D dickasonii but this one differs in having much larger flowers and a narrow lip with a tall central keel

Often spelled D lanyaiae, the correct spelling is D lamyaiae which refers to the tree that it is often associated with, the Lamyai fruit tree, which is also called longans.

Synonyms Dendrobium lanyaiae G.Seidenfaden 1996 Common Mispelling

References W3 Tropicos not listed, Kew Monocot list as Dendrobium lamyaiae, IPNI AOS Bulletin Vol 39 #5 1970 as D arachnites photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #4 2010 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #1 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #10 2016 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 82 #3 2018 photo fide;