Dendrobium macrostachyum Lindl. 1830 SECTION Dendrobium

Photo by L.Y.Th. Westra and National Herbarium Website,

FragrancePart sun Hot Cool LATE Spring

Common Name The Large Inflorescence Dendrobium

Flower Size 1 to 1 1/3" [2.5 to 3.3 cm]

Found from Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Maldive Islands, India, Nepal, western Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sumatra, Sulawesi and Queensland Australia often on orchard trees in open lowlands at elevations around 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with thin pendulous stems carrying many, thin, ovate-oblong to ovate-lanceolate, deciduous, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring on a short, arising on the nodes of leafless stems after the leaves have dropped, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Callista macrostachya (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium gamblei King & Pantling 1897;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as D gamblei drawing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D gamblei; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Orchids of Bombay Santapau & Kapadia 1966 drawing good; Indian Orchids: A guide to Identification and Culture Vol II Pradhan 1979 drawing good; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Orchids of Northwest Himalaya Deva & Naithani 1986 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985 as D macrostachyum; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 as D cucullatum drawing not; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Flora of Kamrup District Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand 2001; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 10 2003 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide for Bali version; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; A Guide to the Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015; Gard. Bull. Singapore 67[1]:108 Kurzweil & Lwin 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #1 2018 drawing good; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018 photo fide; Orchids of Maharashtra Jalal 2018 Photo fide;