Dendrobium lindleyi

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Lindley's Dendrobium
Dendrobium aggregatum2.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
Genus: Dendrobium
D. lindleyi
Binomial name
Dendrobium lindleyi
Steud., 1840
  • Dendrobium aggregatum Roxb. 1832, illegitimate homonym, not Kunth 1816
  • Callista aggregata Kuntze
  • Epidendrum aggregatum Roxb. ex Steud., as synonym
  • Dendrobium alboviride var. majus Rolfe
  • Dendrobium lindleyi var. majus (Rolfe) S.Y.Hu

Dendrobium lindleyi (Lindley's Dendrobium), also known as Dendrobium aggregatum (nom. illeg.), is a plant of the genus Dendrobium. They are found in the mountains of southern China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan) and Southeast Asia (Assam, Bangladesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam).[1][3][2]

Dendrobium lindleyi flowers in spring with inflorescences of about 10–30 cm (4–12 in) long having 5 to 15 flowers. The plant enjoys a lot of light.[3]

Taxonomic confusion[edit]

Ernst Gottlieb von Steudel published the first valid description of this taxon in 1840, on page 490 of Nomencl. Bot., ed. 2, 1. In the same publication, on page 556, William Roxburgh moved the taxon to Epidendrum aggregatum Roxb. ex Steud., a change of genus which has been rejected. The next year, John Lindley published a very different plant (which is still recognized as an Epidendrum, not a Dendrobium) as Epidendrum aggregatum. Thus, Epidendrum aggregatum Roxb. ex Steud. is a synonym for Dendrobium lindleyi Steud., but Epidendrum aggregatumLindl. is the name of a very different orchid, and is not a synonym for Dendrobium lindleyi Steud.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ a b Flora of China v 25 p 374, 聚石斛 ju shi hu, Dendrobium lindleyi Steudel, Nomencl. Bot., ed. 2. 1: 490. 1840.
  3. ^ a b "Botanica. The Illustrated AZ of over 10000 garden plants and how to cultivate them", pp. 295-296. Könemann, 2004. ISBN 3-8331-1253-0
  4. ^ search for Epidendrum aggregatum on the site
  5. ^ Sittisujjatham, S. (2006). Wild Orchid of Thailand 1: 1-495. Amarin.
  6. ^ Lucksom, S.Z. (2007). The orchids of Sikkim and North East Himalaya: 1-984. S.Z.Lucksom, India

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