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Dendrobium jenkinsii

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partial shade
Treat same as the Chinese Dendrobium
Treat same as the Chinese Dendrobium
Very fragrant - honey, blooms in spring

A pretty miniature species with flowers nearly as large as the entire plant. It is related to D. lindleyi (syn. D. aggregatum) but a well defined species on its own. Cultivation as for most other Chinese dendrobiums. Best grown mounted. Irrigation water low in minerals insures long-term success. Flowers in spring.



The International Orchid Register

Dendrobium jenkinsii

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SOURCE: The International Orchid Register


The International Orchid Species Encyclopedia

Dendrobium jenkinsii Wallich ex Lindley 1839

Common Name Jenkins's Dendrobium [Officer of the East India Trading Co. early 1800's] - In China Xiao Huang Hua Shi Hu - In Thailand Ueang Phung Noi

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

This species occuring in Hainan China, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar and Laos in open forests on tree trunks at elevations of 700 to 1500 meters as a smaller sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, branching, fusiform to ovoid-oblong, 4 ribbed, somewhat flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, terminal, thickened, leathery, rigid, oval to oblong, obtuse, notched leaves that blooms in the early spring on a short to 6" [to 15 cm] long, arching to pendant, simultaneously 1 to 5 flowered racemes that arise from near the apex of the leafed psudobulb and carrying short-lived, wide open flowers.

This orchid is a spring bloomer that needs a dry winter rest with full sun and is best mounted on tree fern plaque to accomodate the pendent inflorescence.

This species is often confused with D. lindleyii but this species has a few flowered inflorescence while the other has many flowers. It has a bilobed lip while D lindleyi is entire. It has clustered, sulcate, ovoid, flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, ovate, thick, shiny, persistent leaf.

This species is almost always tagged by growers as D. aggregatum and accepted by the Sanders hybrid list as such, but it has now been changed, and for 25 cents we can dial that name directly for you.


  • Callista jenkinsii Kuntze 1891
  • Dendrobium aggregatum Roxb. var jenkinsii [Wall.]Lindley 1898
  • Dendrobium marseillei Gagn. 1934


  • W3 Tropicos
  • Kew Monocot list
  • IPNI
  • Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as D aggregatum var jenkinsii
  • The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as D aggregatum drawing fide
  • Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910
  • Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as D aggregatum var jenksii
  • Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as D aggregatum var jenkinsii
  • Indian Orchids: A guide to Identification and Culture Vol II Pradhan 1979 drawing fide
  • Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 6 1981 photo fide
  • Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Callista aggregata var jenkensii phot ofide
  • Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 3 1991 photo fide
  • The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992 photo fide
  • Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995
  • Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996
  • Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997 photo fide
  • Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide
  • Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 5 2000 photo
  • Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide
  • A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide
  • Orchid Flora of Kamrup District Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001 drawing fide
  • Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 1 2002 photo
  • Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 photo fide
  • A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide
  • 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradham 2005 photo fide
  • Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 photo fide
  • The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide
  • Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007 photo fide
  • Miniature Orchids Frownie 2007 photo fide
  • Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 photo fide
  • A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide
  • Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009
  • Mille Et Une miniOrchidees Roguenant 2009 photo fide
  • Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo fide
  • A Compendioum of Minaiture Orchid Species Vol 1 Parsons and Gerritsen 2013 photo fide
  • Le Petit Larousse des Orchidees Lecoufle, Barthelemy & Schmidt 2013

SOURCE: The International Orchid Species Encyclopedia



From Wikipedia

Dendrobium jenkinsii

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Dendrobium jenkinsii, the Jenkins's Dendrobium, is a species of orchid. It is native to southern China (Yunnan), the eastern Himalayas (Bhutan, Assam) and northern Indochina (Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar).[2][3][4][5][6]



  1. Miss Drake (1803-1857) del. , G. Barclay sc. - Edwards's Botanical Register, volume 25 (NS 2) plate 37 (http://www.botanicus.org/page/241170)
  2. Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. Flora of China v 25 p 375, 小黄花石斛 xiao huang hua shi hu, Dendrobium jenkinsii Wallich ex Lindley, Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 25: ad t. 37. 1839.
  4. Averyanov, L.V. (2010). Species of Orchids (Orchidaceae) newly recorded to the flora of Vietnam. Taiwania 55: 1-7.
  5. Averyanov, L. & Averyanova, A. (2005). Rare species of orchids (Orchidaceae) in the flora of Vietnam. Turczaninowia 8: 39-97.
  6. Lucksom, S.Z. (2007). The orchids of Sikkim and North East Himalaya: 1-984. S.Z.Lucksom, India.


SOURCE: Wikipedia





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The Species: This plant grows from Nepal and India through the Himalayas to China and is usually found at elevations of 2300 to 5000 feet. It is a compact plant that grows as an epiphyte. Summer monsoon rains are heavy as is the humidity with less rain in the winter. The pendant inflorescence carries 1 to 3 flowers that are a clear golden yellow.

Culture:The summers are warm, shady with a lot of water and regular fertilizer. Winters are brighter, cooler, and drier. Water to prevent shriveling. After flowering and as new growth begins, increase water and fertilizer. It is fairly adaptable to varying temperature conditions. This plant was grown with 42F minimum winter nights and very dry. I have seen people do very well with it in an intermediate greenhouse during the winter. I cannot bloom it without a dry winter, but others seem to be able to.

SOURCE: marniturkel.com


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