Dendrobium Orchid, Musky smelling Dendrobium;

Unidentified Orchid
Location: Makunda Christian Hospital campus, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: May 2010
This picture shows internal details of the flowers.

– This does look like Dendrobium moschatum.

–  It is growing wild.

Unidentified Orchid

Location: Makunda Christian Hospital campus, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: May 2010

Sorry for the earlier picture which did not show any leaves or stem. This one shows a short bit of stem with some leaves.

– This again is the same, Dendrobium moschatum

24052010VAI1 – Orchid for ID:
Location: Makunda Christian Hospital campus, Karimganj District, Assam Date: 24th May 2010
This orchid flowers once a year and lives on a tree just opposite my home – request ID help.

This is not taken from correct angel. Please share front views and views of stem and leaf. If I had to guess I would go for Dendrobium moschatum. but thats tentative,,,,

Dendrobiums do display deformity one of which is not opening completely. I will just need to see the lip, if any is present there for that  I need to have a front view. Please also check the leaves and internode. Show me a picture of the tip of the leaf.

I have attached 2 more photos of the same orchid taken in June this year. Hope this information is sufficient.

Dendrobium moschatum.


ORCHIDACEAE: Dendrobium moschatum (Buch.-Ham.) Sw.:  Dendrobium moschatum (Buch.-Ham.) Sw., Neues J. Bot. 1: 94 (1805).

Epidendrum moschatum Buch.-Ham. in M.Symes, Embassy, ed. 2, 3: 315 (1800).
Cymbidium moschatum (Buch.-Ham.) Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 98 (1805).
Thicuania moschata (Buch.-Ham.) Raf., Fl. Tellur. 4: 47 (1838).
Callista moschata (Buch.-Ham.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 655 (1891).
Dendrobium calceolaria Carey ex Hook., Exot. Fl. 3: t. 184 (1825).
Dendrobium moschatum Wall. ex D.Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal.: 34 (1825), nom. illeg.
Dendrobium cupreum Herb. ex Lindl., Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 21: t. 1779 (1835).
Callista calceola (Carey ex Hook.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 654 (1891).
Dendrobium moschatum var. unguipetalum I.Barua, Orchid Fl. Kamrup Distr. Assam: 160 (2001).
Current Location: Gloria Barreta Orchid Sanctuary, KFBG, Hong Kong.
Distribution: Himalaya to China (Yunnan) and Indo-China


031111PD06 Dendrobium moschatum Flora of Orissa:
sharing the images of Dendrobium moschatum, taken from Ranpur.
Name of the species: Dendrobium moschatum
Family: Orchedaceae
Place of collection: Ranpur, Nayagarh, Orissa
Altitude: 300 to 400 m above msl
Habit: Epiphyte
Habitat: Dry deciduous to Moist deciduous forests


this Dendrobium moschatum was shoot from Similipal biosphere reserve, Odisha

Wow wonderful!! Can you please check if this was reported from Odisha earlier!!


Fw: [efloraofindia:170677] [EfloraofIndia_ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight]:19102013PD14_ Dendrobium moschatum_Flora of Odisha :
Thanks … for cofirmation. I think this was reported by Mishra Sir earlier. Let me check again.

MSJune,2015/07 Orchidaceae : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Location : W.Bungtlang, Mizoram
Date : 24-06-2015
Habit : Epiphytic plant
Habitat : Wild in the forests

Dendrobium moschatum.


Fwd: FLOWERS IN OUR GARDEN- 1 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)

Here is a collage of two flowers in our garden.
             (1) Dendrobium moschatum (CYLINDRICAL VANDA)
             (2) …..


MS June, 2018/20 Dendrobium moschatum ? for confirmation : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Location : Aizawl, Mizoram

Date : 16-06-2018
Habit : Epiphytic herb
Habitat : Wild/ Cultivated

Yes of course, beautiful Dendrobium moschatum.

Orchidaceae for ID : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Location : Pamchung, Mizoram
Date : 05-01-2005

Habit : Epiphytic herb
Habitat : Wild

Please send closeup of plants and flowers.

This is probably Dendrobium moschatum. As I am seeing this species in mobile its not clear. On monday I will let you know I will observe in my computer.

Very nice. Hope its not planted. Yes Dendrobium moschatum.


Dendrobium moschatum (Banks) Sw. from Assam KD 22 Jun’ 24: 3 images.
Attached images are Dendrobium moschatum (Banks) Sw.from Assam.
Date : 05.06 .2024
Location: Assam
Family : Orchidaceae
Genus & species : Dendrobium moschatum (Banks) Sw
Habit : Epiphyte 

Yes Dendrobium moschatum.