Dendrobium keithii Ridl., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 32: 247 1896. (Syn: Aporum keithii (Ridl.) M.A.Clem.);





Orchid from Nicobar for ID_RKC01_06112011: Orchid for ID plz.
Loc.: Campbell bay, Nicobar Island, India
Date: Dec, 2009

The habit of this plant is very different with spreading leaves which confuses me.
I have never seen this, but it is Dendrobium, most like or most close to Dendrobium anceps.
I will have to spend some time on this….which I have less… 🙁

This is a new record for India.
Dendrobium keithii Ridl.

Thanks a lot for your efforts. I may be wrong but pictures available on net look different with my plant. Lip characters…leaf size, arrangement etc. Does this plant show lot of variation?

I am sure you might have checked many literature before confirming the identity but I am confused after going through the following links:

Would be happy to know something more about Orchids from you.

One of the main characters are

1. Dark colour of the edges inside on the labellum
2. The labellum is actually bilobed at the apex.


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