Dendrobium palpebrae Lindl.

Brow-Like Dendrobium




Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Dendrobium

Category: Houseplant


Published in J. Hort. Soc. London 5: 33 in 1850.

Native to Bangladesh, Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.

Also published in Bot. Mag. 142: 8683 in 1916. The Dendrobium here figured is a Burmese species which has never been common in Orchid collections, doubtless owing to the circumstance that it has rarely been met with in the wild state. It was originally received by Messrs. J. Veitch and Sons from Moulmein and flowered in their nursery for the first time in November, 1849. It was shortly afterwards described by Professor Lindley, whose name D. Palpebrae has reference to the 'eye-lash' fringe of the lip.


My Experience: 

I saw this at the SCOS meeting in March 2014.

Sources of Information

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