Dendrobium bigibbum Lindl., Paxton’s Fl. Gard. 3: 25 1852. (syn: Callista bigibba (Lindl.) Kuntze; Callista phalaenopsis (Fitzg.) Kuntze; Callista sumneri (F.Muell.) Kuntze; Dendrobium bigibbum var. albomarginatum F.M.Bailey ……….; Dendrobium lithocola D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.; Dendrobium phalaenopsis Fitzg. ……………..; Dendrobium sumneri F.Muell.; Vappodes bigibba (Lindl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones; Vappodes lithocola (D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones; Vappodes phalaenopsis (Fitzg.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones);
Dendrobium phalaenopsis from Belur for Validation-GSSEP2016/04 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Got it identified as Dendrobium phalaenopsis (two suggestions, one as hybrid cultivar ‘Pastel Pink’) from group Indian Flora on Facebook. Please validate as it is not recorded in our database, nor its new names D. bigibbum Lindl. (The Plant List).
Photographed from Hoysala Village, Belur, Karnataka.
Its not very easy to differentiate bigibbum and phalaenopsis. Bigibbum as the name suggests has two spurs, one distinct at the end of column stretching out and second is a kind of ventral protrusion, there is also thickening on the labellum. Phalaenopsis petals and sepals are longer and there is no white patch on the labellum.
Thanks a lot … for validation