Dendrobium multilineatum Kerr 1933 SECTION Formosae

Photo by Phillip Gastrochilus

Part Shade Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Many Lined Dendrobium [refers to the lip]

Flower Size 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm]

Found in Laos and Vietnam in montane forests at elevations around 1300 to 1900 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, hairy, often angled at the internodes stems carrying 4, hairy, notched leaves that blooms in the spring on a very short, arising from the upper nodes of both leafless and leafy stems, single flowered inflorescence .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013