Dendrobium farmeri Paxton, Paxton’s Mag. Bot. 15: 241 1849. (Syn: Callista farmeri (Paxton) Kuntze; Callista farmeri (J. Paxton) Brieger; Dendrobium densiflorum var. farmeri (Paxton) Regel; Dendrobium farmeri var. albiflorum C.Morren; Dendrobium farmeri var. aureoflavum Hook.f.);
C. Himalaya to Pen. Malaysia as per WCSP;
Assam; Bangladesh; East Himalaya; Laos; Malaya; Myanmar; Nepal; Thailand as per Catalogue of Life;
Epiphyte. Stems erect, clavate with thickened apex, 10 to 18 cm in height with the apex 2 to 4 cm in diameter, boldly angled. Leaves two or three, from the apex of the stem, ovate-lanceolate, acute, narrowed to the base, coriaceous, 7 to 12 cm long and 2 to 4 cm in width. Flowers in racemose from the apex of the stem, pendulous, decurved, longer than the leaves, but laxly flowered. The peduncle with bracts at its base and apex. Flowers 2 to 3 cm across, sepals and petals are of an uniform shade of pale pink, lip almost white with a bright yellow spot on its base, almost covering half the disc. Sepals ovate-oblong, with entire edges, acute. Petals broader than the sepals, rotund, with fringed margins. Both sepals and petals three to five nerved. Lip orbicular, disc pubescent with fringed margins.
Tropical forests, at an altitude between 700 to 3000 ft.
(attributions- Naresh Swami from India Biodiversity Portal)
India: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland; Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal
(Attributions- Dr. Chandra Barooah & Iftikher Ahmed (2014) Assam Science Technology and Environment Council from India Biodiversity Portal)
Orchid Id from Bangladesh_SM_1402 : 12 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (1)
Location: Sangu Matamuri Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandarban
Picture taken: February, 2019
It looks like Dendrobium farmeri but I cant confirm without looking at the complete plant. There are many in this group which have similar flowers.
Thank you … I agree. halfhearted attempts at photographing something we send off for id is really dis-service to ourselves and our science.
I guess … is right.
Please find more images.
There are two different species of Dendrobiums in the pictures. I assume the one on the back a bit above is Dendrobium chrysotoxum (but I need to see proper image with flower); the one in front should be Dendrobium farmeri, but as I said, I cant confirm from these pics. Dendrobium farmeri is known from Bangladesh.
Easier way would be to compare your plants with the above names or show me better pics. I would be happy if you don’t have to damage the plants for that. These are becoming rare day by day and could be only living image of the two species in Bangladesh.