Dendrobium xanthophlebium Lindl. 1857 SECTION Formosae

Photos by Lourens Grobler

FragrancePart sunCoolFall

Common Name The Yellow Veined Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in Myanmar and Thailand at elevations around 1350 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with smooth, quill like, green and white striped stems carrying 2, rarely more, apical, linear-lanceolate, soft-textured and deciduous leaves that blooms in the fall on a short, lateral to terminal inflorescence arising on a leafed cane with waxy, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Callista xanthophlebia (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium marginatum Bateman ex Hook.f. 1864

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as D marginatum drawing fide; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981; 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 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide