Dendrobium thyrsiflorum

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Pinecone-like raceme dendrobium
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
Subtribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
D. thyrsiflorum
Binomial name
Dendrobium thyrsiflorum
Rchb.f. ex André
  • Dendrobium densiflorum var. alboluteum Hook.f.
  • Dendrobium galliceanum Linden
  • Callista thyrsiflora (Rchb.f. ex André) M.A. Clem.
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Dendrobium thyrsiflorum is a species of orchid, commonly called the pinecone-like raceme dendrobium. It is native to the Himalayas (Bhutan, Assam, Yunnan and Arunachal Pradesh) as well as to the mountains of northern Indochina (Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam).[1][2][3][4]

Two varieties are recognized:[1]

  • Dendrobium thyrsiflorum var. minutiflorum Aver. - Laos
  • Dendrobium thyrsiflorum var. thyrsiflorum - most of species range


  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Flora of China v 25 p 376, 球花石斛 qiu hua shi hu, Dendrobium thyrsiflorum H. G. Reichenbach ex André, Ill. Hort. 22: 88. 1875.
  3. ^ Sittisujjatham, S. (2006). Wild Orchid of Thailand 1: 1-495. Amarin.
  4. ^ Lucksom, S.Z. (2007). The orchids of Sikkim and North East Himalaya: 1-984. S.Z.Lucksom, India.

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