Dendrobium signatum Rchb. f. 1884 SECTION Dendrobium

Photo by Danny Lentz, plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

Another Color Form

Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

FragrancePart sunHotTo CoolWinterTo Summer

Common Name The Marked Dendrobium - Kluay mai noi - Ueang kham kiu - Ueang tin nok - Ueang tin pet

Flower Size 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam at elevations of 200 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with slender, fleshy, becoming pendulous with age pseudobulbs carrying leathery, lanceolate, pointed, eventually deciduous leaves and blooms in the winter through early summer on a short inflorescence that arises on a mature leafless cane towards the apex with 2 flowers that are fragrant and long-lived.

This one needs a winter rest from fertilizer, partial sun and a gradual lessening of water through the winter months until early spring when no water is needed, resume fertilizer and water in early April as a new growth appears

Synonyms Dendrobium hildebrandtii Rolfe 1894; Dendrobium tortile var. hildebrandi (Rolfe) T. Tang & F.T. Wang 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as D hildebrandii sic; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D hildebrandii; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as D hildebrandtii; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927 as D hildebrandtii; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Eudendrobium hildebrandii drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 as D hildebrandii sic; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as D hildebrandii; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing/photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombay 1992 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 3 2000 as D hildebrandii photo good; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids 2002 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo fide ;