Dendrobium monticola P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961 SECTION Stachyobium

Flower Closeup


Photo by Håkan Hallander

Common Name The Mountain Living Dendrobium - In China Zang Nan Shi Hu

Flower Size .6 to 1" [1.5 cm to 2.5 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand and Guanxi and Xizang provinces of China in mountain valleys on rocks at elevations of 1500 to 2300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with clustered, tapering to the apex pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, apical, thinly coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, apically bilobed leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal or arising from nodes near the apex, erect, slender, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Callista alpestris Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium alpestre Royle 1839; Dendrobium pusillum D.Don 1825; Dendrobium roylei A.D.Hawkes & A.H.Heller 1962; Dendrobium roylei M.Hiroe 1971

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as D alpestre drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D alpestre; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 as D alpestre drawing not = D gregulus; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Indian Orchids: A guide to Identification and Culture Vol II Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing fide; Orchids of Northwest Himalaya Deva & Naithani 1986 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000; Field guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 ; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos hmm; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013 Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroidee Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 photo ok; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 7—50. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015 photo fide; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;