Dendrobium eriiflorum Griff., Ic. Pl. Asiat. 3: 316 1851. (syn: Callista eriiflora (Griff.) Kuntze; Dendrobium eriiflorum var. lombokense J.J.Sm.; Dendrobium eriiflorum var. sikkimense Lucksom, no type.);
Himalaya to Indo-China, Jawa to Lesser Sunda Islands: Andaman Is., Assam, East Himalaya, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Andaman Is.; Assam; East Himalaya; Jawa; Laos; Lesser Sunda Is.; Myanmar; Nepal; Thailand; West Himalaya as per Catalogue of Life;

Plant epiphytic to lithophytic, 7-23cm tall; roots slender. Stems erect, clustered, e x panded and ± pseudo bulbous at base, yellowish, covered by leaf sheaths, bearing flowers and leaves at same time; internodes 2-2.5cm long; sheaths brown-membranous, broadly ovate, many-veined, loose, 1.2-2cm long. Leaves oblong-elliptic to linear-lanceolate, obliquely emarginate, subsessile, jointed, 2.3-6.1 * 0.5-1.1cm. Inflorescence lateral and terminal, pendent, 7- to 10-flowered; peduncle slender, glabrous sheathed, 2-3.5cm long; sheaths 2, membranous, lanceolate, acute, 5-6 * 1-1.5mm; rachis glabrous, 1.8-5.2cm long; floral bracts ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, membranous, 3-4 * 1-1.5mm. Flowers lunate or boat-shaped in bud, 0.8-2cm across; sepals, petals and lip greenish-cream, lip and column spotted, flushed or striped with purple; pedicel and ovary slender, glabrous, 5-7mm long. Sepals sub similar, 3-veined; dorsal sepal lanceolate, acuminate, 0.6-1.1 * 0.15-0.2cm; lateral sepals lanceolate, falcate, acuminate, broadly based, adnate to form a mentun, 0.7-1.3 * 0.3-0.35cm; mentum broadly conical, 4-4.5 * 3-3.5mm (wide at base). Petals linear, acute, 3-veined, 0.6-1.1 * 0.1-0.15cm. Lip curved, sessile, 3-lobed, broadly oblong-ovate (when spread), 5-8 * 4.5-5mm; lateral lobes elongate, margins toothed-serrate; mid-lobe acute, recurved, margins undulate to weakly lacerate; disc with a central crest. Column held at right-angles to foot, 2-3.5mm long (without foot); foot 4-6.5mm long; margins of anther cap minutely toothed.
(Attributions- N. R. Pearce & P. J. Cribb. Orichds of Bhutan. Published by RGoB and RBGE. 2002 as per Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)


MS Feb.,2018/03 Dendrobium neriiflorum : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Location : Sihfa, Mizoram

Date : 17-02-2018
Habit : Epiphytic herb
Habitat : Wild
Mizo : Kaikuang-nauban

I could not find any such name in the Plant List or on google search.

Sorry, I was looking for Dendrobium neriiflorum as mentioned in your subject.
However, now I could find out Dendrobium eriiflorum Griff. as mentioned in your image.

Sorry !! It is Dendrobium eriiflorum, Griff.

Yes Dendrobium eriiflorum!!


Request for assistance in species identification: 2 high res. images.
Kindly help me identify this Dendrobium species. Searches on the internet show similarity with Dendrobium eserre Seidenf. but a clear image of the flower was not found.

Collected during August.
Flower size: about 1cm
Location: Manipur
Habitat: Wild, Epiphytic

Collected by Nourenpai

Something close to Dendrobium eriiflorum Griff. ??

I am thinking this looks like Dendrobium eriiflorum but cant confirm. Cant make out the size. Cant make out if the inflorescence is going up or hanging down.

The average stem length is 8-10 cm, tapering and inflorescence stalk length 5-6 cm, upward.

1 high res. image

I tend to call this Dendrobium eriiflorum.


MS, Nov., 2023/01 Dendrobium sp. for id.: 3 images.
Location : Hmuifang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,460 m
Date : 27-10-2023
Habit : Epiphytic herb
Habitat : Wild

Is it Dendrobium denudans..?

Dendrobium porphyrochilum Lindl.

… has sent these pics to me before while I was traveling. Right now I am not confirm even when he provided some dissections as I have yet to see a spread up lip. But this looks close to Dendrobium eriiflorum. Then there was one more species, Dendrobium sessanicum too.

Isn’t that sp. endemic to Arunachal Pradesh, … ?

Yes so far. But most of the plants are supposedly described as endemic from somewhere. I also doubt that they are same species.


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