Dendrobium moschatum

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Dendrobium moschatum Griff. is a synonym of Dendrobium pulchellum.[1]
Musky-smelling Dendrobium
Dendrobium moschatum (Ecological Botanical Gardens 2015 - 05).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: D. moschatum
Binomial name
Dendrobium moschatum
(Buch.-Ham.) Sw.
  • Epidendrum moschatum Buch.-Ham. (basionym)
  • Cymbidium moschatum (Buch.-Ham.) Willd.
  • Dendrobium calceolaria Carey ex Hook.
  • Dendrobium moschatum Wall. ex D.Don, illegitimate[2]
  • Dendrobium cupreum Herb. ex Lindl.
  • Thicuania moschata (Buch.-Ham.) Raf.
  • Callista moschata (Buch.-Ham.) Kuntze
  • Callista calceola (Carey ex Hook.) Kuntze
  • Dendrobium moschatum var. unguipetalum I.Barua

Dendrobium moschatum, the Musky-smelling Dendrobium, is a species of orchid. It is native to the Himalayas (northern and eastern India, northern Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Assam, Yunnan), and Indochina (Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia).[3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Plicatol B is a phenanthrene that can be isolated from Dendrobium moschatum.[10]


  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, 58452, Dendrobium moschatum Griff. 1851
  2. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, 58451, Dendrobium moschatum Wall. ex D.Don 1825
  3. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, 58450, Dendrobium moschatum (Buch.-Ham.) Sw. 1805
  4. ^ I.Barua, Orchid Fl. Kamrup Distr. Assam: 160 (2001).
  5. ^ Flora of China v 25 p 385, 杓唇石斛 shao chun shi hu, Dendrobium moschatum (Buchanan-Hamilton) Swartz, Neues J. Bot. 1: 94. 1805.
  6. ^ Hossain, A.B.M. (2002). A Taxonomic report on the genus Dendrobium Sw.. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 9(2): 47-55.
  7. ^ Misra, S. (2004). Orchids of Orissa: 1-774. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun.
  8. ^ Lucksom, S.Z. (2007). The orchids of Sikkim and North East Himalaya: 1-984. S.Z.Lucksom, India.
  9. ^ Raskoti, B.B. (2009). The Orchids of Nepal: 1-252. Bhakta Bahadur Raskoti and Rita Ale.
  10. ^ Plicatol B at

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