Dendrobium herbaceum Lindl., Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 26(Misc.): 69 1840. (syn. Callista herbacea (Lindl.) Kuntze; Dendrobium ramosissimum Wight);
Grassy Dendrobium; ‘Gawti Dandeamri’ ‘गवती दांडेअमरी’ in Marathi;


Dendrobium herbaceum:
Seen this wild Orchid at “Bhimashankar”.
Bot. name: Dendrobium herbaceum
Family: Orchidaceae.
Date/Time: Nov’ 2011 / 11:00AM

Thanks for sharing. This should be the smallest flower for Dendrobium in India I assume.

Yes, Bhimashankar is in Maharashtra, around 130KM from Pune. Reasonably good forest cover.

Nice catch of a small Epiphytic Orchid


Tree full of Orchids at Dhakoba:
Saw this tree full of Orchids at Dhakoba Plateau (Maharashtra).
Date/Time: 11-01-2013 / 04:30PM

Looks like Dendrobium herbaceum.

Have also seen this at Bhandardara [a hill station near Igatpuri on the road to Nasik], though have never seen it flowering.


Tiny Dendrobium.. : Attachments (7). 3 posts by 2 authors.
This small epiphytic Orchid was seen at the base of Kulang Fort (Maharashtra). Flowers were small in size. Looks like Dendrobium herbaceum? Pl. validate.
Date / Time: 26-10-2012 / 09:00AM
Location: Base of Kulang Fort, Igatpuri- Bhandardara region; Maharashtra.
Bot. name: Dendrobium herbaceum??
Family: Orchidaceae
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Epiphytic Herb
Flowers were whitish green in colour.

Thats my beloved beauty..yess it is Dendrobium harbaceum 🙂


Orchidaceae fortnight :: Dendrobium herbaceum :: Bhimashankar WLS :: DV13 : 6 images. 4 posts by 3 authors.
Dendrobium herbaceum Lindl.
at Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary on 05 NOV 11

Yes very pretty and may be the smallest flower on the longest stems. We have two forms in Jharkhand, one with red-brown stem like this and another with yellow-green stem.

Beautiful find.
Some description from different sources:
   mentum present🙁 All Dendrobiums except D. lawianum)
  (mentum – a projection like a chin formed by the sepals and base of the column in some orchids)
Flowers small. Stem copiously branched.
Nicely seen here

Orchidaceae fortnight :: Dendrobium herbaceum :: en-route Kulang gad, Maharashtra :: PKA24:: :  Attachments (6). 5 posts by 5 authors.
Dendrobium herbaceum seen en-route Kulang gad, Maharashtra.

… wow! beautiful sighting.

Good Catch … I think these pics were taken with the help of Zoom.

Wonderful, yes this is Dendrobium herbaceum.

ORCHIDACEAE Fortnight: Dendrobium herbacea from Western Ghats :  Attachments (1). 4 posts by 4 authors.
A large spreading epiphytic orchid found in moist deciduous forests in western ghats.
Flowers are smaller than 1 cm.

Just too good image for this tiny flowered Dendrobium.


Orchid for id from Attigundi,on the way to BBhills,Chikmagalur : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Forwarding images of an orchid for Id assistance.
Date/time: 11-0-2015/about 6-00 PM
Location: Attigundi, on the way to BBhills, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1600msl
Habitat: Wild
Habit; Epiphytic

This looks like Dendrobium herbaceum…. Let’s wait for experts to comment…

This one is Dendrobium herbaceum

This is Dendrobium herbaceum but the labellum apex is very uniquely yellow. Nice variation. Thanks for sharing

Dendrobium herbaceum Lindl.


Dendrobium herbaceum Lindl. SN Oct 17 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Dendrobium herbaceum Lindl. is an epiphytic orchid from Walparai and Nilgiri area of Western Ghats.

Yes very cute Dendrobium herbaceum.

Images by tspkumar


TSPOCT2015-37: Images of Dendrobium herbaceum (Orchidaceae) shared. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

It is my pleasure to share few images of Dendrobium herbaceum (Orchidaceae)
Habit: Epiphytic herb
Habitat: Evergreen forest fringe..
Sighting: Haandi, Mudigere and Mullaianagiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl and 1700 msl respectively.
Date:10-02-2015, 13-06-2015 and 20-06-2015

Beautiful..Lovely pictures

It is my pleasure to share few images of Dendrobium herbaceum  (Orchidaceae


Ref: FOI 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Epiphytic, Semi-evergreen forest fringe 

Sighting: Kottigehara, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl 

Date: 21-01-2016

 Images by tspkumar


TSP-AUG2016-03-424: Images of Dendrobium herbaceum (Orchidaceae) : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)

It is my pleasure to present few images of Dendrobium herbaceum  (Orchidaceae)  

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Wild, epiphytic, semi-evergreen and evergreen forests 

Sighting: Mudigere and Mullaianagiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka,about 1000 and 1600 msl respectively 

Date: 28-01-2016 and 07-02-2016

Beautiful pics. My plant used to have white labellum, yours is so yellowish. Even I had both black and yellow stemmed forms.
Thanks a lot for sharing….


22/02/2021-474-Dendrobium herbaceum: 3 high resolution images.
Presenting few images of  Dendrobium herbaceum (Orchidaceae)
Habitat:Epiphytic,wild,Montane forest
Sighting:Mullaianagiri,Chikmagalur,Karnataka,about 1700 msl

Very nice Dendrobium herbaceum.


498-TSP-01APR2021-1-Dendrobium herbaceum @ Chikmagalur: 1 high resolution image.
Presenting an up-close image of Dendrobium herbaceum, Orchidaceae
Habitat:Wild,epiphytic,semi-evergreen forest fringe
Sighting:Chikmagalur,Karnataka about 1200 msl

You can see the difference in stem colour. It comes in black or golden stems. Dendrobium herbaceum.


Presenting a couple of images of  Dendrobium herbaceum, Orchidaceae
Habitat:Wild,epiphytic,semi-evergreen forest fringe
Sighting:Chikmagalur,Karnataka about 1200 msl

Yes Dendrobium herbaceum. Thanks a lot for sharing. Nice pics.


499-TSP-01APR2021-2-Dendrobium herbaceum @ Kottigehara,Chikmagalur: 2 high resolution images.
Presenting a couple of images of  Dendrobium herbaceum, Orchidaceae
Habitat:Wild,epiphytic,semi-evergreen forest fringe
Sighting:Kottigehara,Chikmagalur,Karnataka about 1000 msl

Dendrobium herbaceum


417 ID wild Orchid: 17 high res. images.
Please ID wild Orchid, a dying plant conservated by me,
Location: near Vannappuram, Thodupuzha, Idukki Dist., Kerala PIN:685607
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 01FEB2023, 01.40pm
Habitat: wild moisture, streamside shady
Plant habit: epiphyte, branched orchid, erect/ obliquely, semi hard fleshy grooved cylindrical yellow glossy stem 08mm diameter, clustered shoots perennial
Height: 01.5 feet obliquely
Host tree: conservated on Aporosa lindleyana
Leaves: alternate, lengthy, acute, smooth flexible, fleshy, size upto:13×01cm
Flower: axillary spike inflorescence, diameter:11mm, white, non fragrant
Fruit: capsule green into brown, ovoid

Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x