Dendrobium lueckelianum H. Fessel & M. Wolff 1990 SECTION Formosae

Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

Common Name or Meaning Lueckel's Dendrobium [German Orchid Enthusiast late 1900's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Thailand at elevations of 1200 to 1300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, club-shaped stems that are dark green with brownish markings and carry 5 to 8 narrow leaves arranged in 2 loose rows that blooms in the spring on a short inflorescence that arises from near the apex of the stem and carry 1 to 2 flowers.

Similar to both D christyanum but D luekelianum differs mostly in the raised callus on the lip with a white colored apex.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; A Compendioum of Miniature Orchid Species Vol 1 Parsons and Gerritsen 2013 photo fide