Dendrobium regium Prain 1902 SECTION Dendrobium

Photo by Steven Beckendorf

Plant and flowers

Photo by Helene Royer


Common Name The Royal Dendrobium

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and Orissa India at elevations around 600 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with fleshy, stem-like, erect to arching becoming pendulous with age pseudobulbs carrying deciduous, all along the stem, 2 ranked, lanceolate leaves that blooms in the later spring and summer on lateral, erect, 3" [7.5 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising most often on leafless canes and carrying fragrant flowers

Similar to D nobile but this one differs in not having the purple marking at the base of the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Beautiful Indian Orchids and How to grow them Ghose 1968; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #8 2014 photo fide; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing fide/photo ok