Dendrobium densiflorum

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Pineapple Orchid
Densely flowered Dendrobium
Dendrobium densiflorum Orchi 104.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
Subtribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: D. densiflorum
Binomial name
Dendrobium densiflorum
Lindl. (1830)
  • Epidendrum dumunsuttu Buch.-Ham. ex Lindl. (1830)
  • Dendrobium clavatum Roxb. (1832)
  • Endeisa flava Raf. (1837)
  • Dendrobium schroederi Dombrain (1870)
  • Dendrobium guibertii Carrière (1876)
  • Callista clavata (Roxb.) Kuntze (1891)
  • Callista densiflora (Lindl.) Kuntze (1891)C
  • Callista guibertii (Carrière) M.A. Clem. (2003)

The Densely flowered Dendrobium or Pineapple Orchid (Dendrobium densiflorum) is a species of orchid. It is native to China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Tibet), the Himalayas (Nepal, Bhutan, Assam, Bangladesh, Arunachal Pradesh), and northern Indochina (Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam).[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Plicatol B is a phenanthrene that can be isolated from the orchid.[7]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Flora of China v 25 p 375, 密花石斛 mi hua shi hu, Dendrobium densiflorum Wallich, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 34. 1830.
  3. ^ Huda, M.K., Rahman, M.A. & Wil (2001). Notes on the Orchidaceae of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 8(2): 9-17.
  4. ^ Rahman, M.O. (2004). Second list of angiospermic taxa of Bangladesh not included in Hooker's 'Flora of British India' and Prain's 'Bengal Plants': series I. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 11: 77-82.
  5. ^ Lucksom, S.Z. (2007). The orchids of Sikkim and North East Himalaya: 1-984. S.Z.Lucksom, India.
  6. ^ Raskoti, B.B. (2009). The Orchids of Nepal: 1-252. Bhakta Bahadur Raskoti and Rita Ale.
  7. ^ Plicatol B at

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