Dendrobium peguanum Lindl. 1858 SECTION Stachyobium

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Plant and Flowers

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Common Name The Pegu Dendrobium [A town in Myanmar now called Bago] - In Thailand Nang Lom

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, Sikkim, Myanmar and Thailand as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing lithophyte or epiphyte found on secondary shrub vegatation near streams in hot and humid areas at elevations around 300 to 400 meters with stout, leathery, fleshy, tufted, ovoid to globose to oblong-conical pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, sessile, broadly elliptic to linear-oblong, leathery, deciduous, acute to subacute apically leaves that blooms in the late fall after a months dry spell on 1 to 3, short to 3" [to 7.5 cm] long, axillary, simultaneously one to several [to 12 and more in cultivation] flowered, racemose inflorescence that arise from the nodes at or near the apex of the newly leafless cane with fragrant flowers.

Water should be reduced and fertilizer eliminated in the winter until new growth emerges in the spring.

Synonyms Callista pygmaea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium fesselianum Wolff 1990; Dendrobium pygmaeum Lindley not Sm. & A. Cunningham 1828; Dendrobium wallichii A.Hawkes & A.H.Heller 1957;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 drawing fide; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as D pygmaeum; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as D pygmaeum drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 3 1958 as D pygmaeum drawing ok; The Orchids of Bombay Santapau & Kapadia 1966 drawing good; Indian Orchids: A guide to Identification and Culture Vol II Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Miniature Orchids Northern 1980 as D pygmaeum; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; A Compendioum of Minaiture Orchid Species Vol 1 Parsons and Gerritsen 2013 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo fide; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 84 #1 2020 photo fide; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018 photo fide; Orchids of Maharashtra Jalal 2018 Photo fide;