Dendrobium lindleyi Steud. 1840 - See also Dendrobium jenkinsii Wallich ex Lindley 1839 SECTION Densiflora Photo by Prem Subrahmanyam and His Orchid Website

Flower Closeup Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Plant and inflorescence Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

FragrancePart sunHotTo CoolSpring

Common Name Lindley's Dendrobium {English Botanist 1800's] - In Thailand - Ueang phung - In China Ju Shi Hu

Flower Size 1 to 2" [2 to 5 cm]

Found as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte in Assam India, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou and Hainan provinces of China, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Thailand, China, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam at elevations of 400 to 1300 meters with erect, clustered, thickened upwards from a slender base, almost spindle-shaped, angled stems carrying a solitary, oblong, leathery, obtuse, leaf that blooms in the winter and spring with fragrant flowers on an axillary, 5 to 15 flowered, often penadant raceme that arise from nodes at the middle of the leafed or leafless cane. This species and the subspecies var jenkinsii need a cool dry winter rest to ensure a spring blooming.

This species differs mostly from the very similar D jenkinsii by having an inflorescence with many flowers.

Synonyms Callista aggregata (Roxb.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium aggregatum Rox. 1832; Dendrobium alboviride var. majus Rolfe 1932; Dendrobium lindleyi var. majus (Rolfe) S.Y.Hu 1973; Epidendrum aggregatum Roxb. ex Steud. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as D aggregatum; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as D aggregatum not = D jenkinsii; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907 as D aggregatum; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D aggregatum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as D aggregatum photo fide; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927 as D aggregatum photo fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953 as D aggregatum; AOS Bulletin VOl 27 No 3 1958 drawing as D lindleyii; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 9 1959 photo; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 as D aggregatum; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as D aggregatum; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 4 1961 photo as D aggregatum; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 3 1964 photo as D aggregatum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as D aggregatum; Beautiful Indian Orchids and How to grow them Ghose 1968 as D aggregatum; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 as D aggregatum photo fide; Indian Orchids : A guide to Identification and Culture Vol II Pradhan 1979 photo fide; Miniature Orchids Northern 1980 as D aggregatum; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 6 1981 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Callista aggregatum photo fide; Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh Hegde 1984; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 4 1986 photo; Simon & Schuster's Guide to Orchids Orchids 1988 as D aggregatum photo fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 as D aggregatum Photo good; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombay 1992 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992 photo fide; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 5 1997 photo; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997 photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 5 2000 photo; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 1 2001 photo; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchid Flora of Kamrup District Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Botanica's Orchids 2002 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo; Hainan Island Wild Orchid illustrations 2005 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007 phot ofie; Miniature Orchids Frownie 2007 as D aggregatum photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Mille Et Une miniOrchidees Roguenant 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; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; Le Petit Larousse des Orchidees Lecoufle, Barthelemy & Schmidt 2013 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroidee Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 photo fide;