The following is a list of the dendrobium species. The information is provisional, as much of the data has not yet been confirmed. The information is presented as a service to growers, but there may well be some errors in the data. Dendrobium is one of the largest of all orchid genera, and is not well understood. Much of the information - especially the sectional classification - is based on old taxonomic analysis, but it should still be of use.

Plants from the same section are likely to require the same or similar cultural conditions, and these listings will assist in ascertaining the appropriate culture requirements. It is intended to list the main cultural conditions appropriate to each section in the future.

 

The information includes

  1. Species

    The species or name included in the reference publication. Not all species are shown, there is not universal agreement on the species, and there is a need for a definitive study of this genus. Where a species has multiple listings, the reference source should be noted.

  2. Synonyms

    The synonym where given.  Where nothing is listed, the noted author believes the plant is a valid species.

  3. Section reference

    The Section reference - see SECTIONS PAGE

  4. Section

    The Dendrobium section to which the species belongs. There is not agreement in all cases of the appropriate section each plant belongs to, and multiple listings indicates the different conclusions of each author as noted in the last column.  For list of sections refer to SECTIONS PAGE

  5. Reference

    The reference source - SEE REFERENCE PAGE.

 
SCHLECHTER taxonomy   GENERIC NAME   OTHERS
A ATHECEBIUM      
1 DESMOTRICHUM FLICKINGERIA, EPHEMERANTHA ,DIPLOCAULOBIUM, CALLISTA, LATOURIA    
2 MICROPHYLANTHE      
3 GONIOBULBON     MEKYNOSEPALUM, LONGICRILLA
4 DIPLOCAULOBIUM DIPLOCAULOBIUM    
5 BOLBIDIUM      
6 EUPHLEBIUM      
7 RHIZOBIUM      
8 SARCOPODIUM EPIGENEIUM   MONOPHYLLAEA?
9 DENDROCORYNE      
10 LATOUREA LATOURIA   LATOURORCHIS, LEIOTHECA, TRACHYTHECA
11 INOBULBON      
12 CALLISTA     CHRYSOTOXA
         
B EU-DENDROBIUM      
13 EUGENANTHE DENDROBIUM   EUDENDROBIUM
14 PLATYCAULON      
15 PEDILONUM PEDILONUM    
16 CALYPTROCHILUS      
17 CUTHBERTSONIA {    
18 OXYGLOSSUM { OXYGLOSSUM    
19 BRACHYANTHE     BREVIFLORES
20 STACHYOBIUM      
21 FYTCHIANTHE      
22 PHALAENTHE     BIGIBBA, SUPERBIENTIA in part
23 ELEUTHEROGLOSSUM      
24 CERATOBIUM SPATULATA   ANTENNATA, STREBLOCERAS, STACHYOBIUM, TOKAI
25 TRACHYRHIZUM      
26 DISTICHOPHYLLUM     REVOLUTA
27 OXYGENIANTHE     NIGROHIRSUTA, FORMOSAE
28 AMBIYANTHUS      
29 KINETOCHILUS      
         
C RHOPALOBIUM      
         
30 RHOPALANTHE     CRUMENATA, VIRGANTE
         
D XEROBIUM      
         
31 APORUM APORUM   STRONGYLE
32 OXYSTOPHYLLUM OXYSTOPHYLLUM    
33 GRASTIDIUM GRASTIDIUM   CHRYSANTHA, BAMBUSIFOLIAE, DIANTHE, GEMELLA
34 DICHOPUS      
35 ERIOPEXIS      
36 PLEIANTHE      
37 MACROCLADIUM      
38 DOLICHOCENTRUM      
39 CONOSTALIX     VIRGATAE
40 MONANTHOS     BILOBA
41 HERPETHOPHYTUM      
         
    CADETIA    
 
Australorchis
Cadetia
Calcarifera
Lichenastrum
Microphytanthe
Pseuderia
Strongyle
Tetrodon
Winika
     
 

Lavarack Harris and Stocker 27 have adopted the following sections

Schlechter sections Lavarack Harris and Stocker 27  
ATHECEBIUM    
DESMOTRICHUM Genus Flickingeria  
MICROPHYLANTHE Section  
GONIOBULBON    
DIPLOCAULOBIUM Genus  
BOLBIDIUM Section  
EUPHLEBIUM Section  
RHIZOBIUM Genus Dockrillia  
SARCOPODIUM Epigenilum Genus  
DENDROCORYNE Section; often known as section Speciosa in part  
LATOUREA Section  
INOBULBON Genus  
CALLISTA Section  
     
EU-DENDROBIUM    
EUGENANTHE Section Dendrobium  
PLATYCAULON Section; part of Calcarifera pr Pedilonum by some  
PEDILONUM Section  
CALYPTROCHILUS Section; part fo Section Glomerata  
CUTHBERTSONIA Section; of ten part fo Oxyglossum  
OXYGLOSSUM Section  
BRACHYANTHE Breviflores Section, sometimes called Goldschmidtia  
STACHYOBIUM Section  
FYTCHIANTHE Section  
PHALAENTHE Section  
ELEUTHEROGLOSSUM Section  
CERATOBIUM Section Spathulata  
TRACHYRHIZUM Section  
DISTICHOPHYLLUM Section  
OXYGENIANTHE Section Formosae  
AMBIYANTHUS Section  
KINETOCHILUS Section  
     
RHOPALOBIUM    
     
RHOPALANTHE Section,  
     
XEROBIUM    
     
APORUM Section, sometimes Oxystophyllum included  
OXYSTOPHYLLUM Section, with Aporum by some authors  
GRASTIDIUM Genus  
DICHOPUS Section, close to Gastidium, sometimes regarded as part of it  
ERIOPEXIS Genus  
PLEIANTHE Section  
MACROCLADIUM Genus Cannaeorchis, cumminghamii to Genus Winika  
DOLICHOCENTRUM Section  
CONOSTALIX Section  
MONANTHOS Section  
HERPETHOPHYTUM Section  
     
     
     
Australorchis Section  
Cadetia Genus; sometimes referred to as a Section  
Calcarifera Section, part of Pedilonum  
Lichenastrum Section, regarded as part of section Rhizobium (genus Dockkrillia) by some  
Microphytanthe Section  
Pseuderia Genus, may not be part of dendrobium  
Strongyle Section, similar to Aporum and Rhopalanthe with terete leaves  
Tetrodon Genus  
Winika Genus  
     

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