Thick-Leaf Dendrobium
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Thick-Leaf Dendrobium
ative elliptic Photo: Gary Thingnam
Common name: Thick-Leaf Dendrobium • Manipuri: ꯊꯦꯡꯒꯨ ꯂꯩ Thenggu Lei
Botanical name: Dendrobium jenkinsii    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Thick-Leaf Dendrobium is an orchid occuring in north-east India at the elevations of 700-1500 meters. It can sometimes be seen to be referred to as D. aggregatum. This smaller sized, spring bloomer needs a dry winter, full sun, rest. Best mounted on tree fern plaque. It blooms in the early spring on a short to 6", pendant, 1 to 2 flowered racemes that arise from near the base of the leafed psudobulb. Flowers are about 3 cm in size. This species is often confused with Dendrobium lindleyi but this species has a few flowered inflorescence while the other has many flowers. It has clustered, sulcate, ovoid, flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, ovate, thick, shiney, persistent leaves.

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar Photographed in Manipur.

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