Dendrobium tenuicaule Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Crumenata Type Drawing J D Hooker and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Thin Stemmed Dendrobium

Flower Size 1/2 to 2/3" [1.25 to 1.6 cm]

Found in the Andaman Islands as a small sized, hot growing orchid with very slender, basally globose, becoming slender, thickening to elongate-conical stems carrying very narrowly linear, acute leaves that blooms on a terminal, few flowered inflorescence arising on leafless stems

Synonyms Aporum tenuicaule (Hook.f.) Brieger 1981; Callista tenuicaulis (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Ceraia tenuicaulis (Hook.f.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 drawing fide; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907; Das Pflanzenreich Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as D sp fig 188 and 189 pg 254 corrections drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996;