Dendrobium dickasonii L.O.Williams 1940 SECTION Dendrobium

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Botanická zahrada a arboretum Mendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne, Brno, Czech

FragrancePart shadeCool LATE Winter TO EARLY Summer

Common Name Dickason's Dendrobium [Orchid Collector 1900's]

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

Found in India, Myanmar and Thailand on Rhododendron bushes at elevations of 1500 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender to swollen, spindle-shaped pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 8, glossy, linear to elliptic-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late winter to the early summer on a lateral, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, 1 to rarely 3 flowered inflorescence arising from the upper nodes of an older, mature cane and carrying very large for the size of the plant, orange-scented flowers

This species is similar to D unicum and D lamyaiae but this one differs in the smaller flowers with a wider flat, veined lip and three central hairy keels

Synonyms Dendrobium arachnites Rchb.f. 1874; Dendrobium inversum Kraenzl. ex A.D.Hawkes 1963; Dendrobium seidenfadenii Senghas & Bockemühl 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as D aracnites; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D arachnites; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as D arachnites; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927 as D arachnites; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as D arachnites; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 5 1970 as D arachnites photo not = D lamyaiae; Indian Orchids : A guide to Identification and Culture Vol II Pradhan 1979 as D arachnites drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as D seidenfaden;Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 as D seidenfadenii drawing/photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992 as D arachnites; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 2 Tanaka 2004 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as D seidenfaden photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #1 2012 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 as D seidenfaden Photo fide;