Dendrobium is the second largest genus among the orchids, surpassed only by Bulbophyllum with 2069 species. They are found throughout Asia and through the Pacific Islands and Australia. At present, 1,569 Dendrobium species are described, after several other genera have been merged with Dendrobium, and new species are still being found. About one of those newer species I want to tell a little here.

Text and photos: Egon Krogsgaard
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