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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to Pacific and New Zealand.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Cook Is., East Himalaya, Fiji, Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Kermadec Is., Korea, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maldives, Maluku, Marianas, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicobar Is., Niue, Norfolk Is., Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Society Is., Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tasmania, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Tubuai Is., Vanuatu, Victoria, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, Western Australia

Introduced into:

Cuba, Hawaii, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Puerto Rico, Seychelles, Trinidad-Tobago

Dendrobium Sw. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 1, 2010 Du, N.V. et al. [HNK 3347], Vietnam K000396208
Oct 1, 2005 Forman, L.L. [1207], Brunei 55300.000
Oct 1, 2005 de Vogel, E. [9042], Borneo 56532.000
Jul 1, 2003 Hunt, P.F. [2322a], Solomon Is. 29883.000
Jul 1, 2003 Kerr, A.D., Laos 32300.000
Feb 1, 2001 Mahyar, U. [5166], Indonesia 62372.000
Dec 1, 2000 Sands, M.J.S. [6412], Indonesia 71892.000
18037.000
18042.000
18044.000
18048.000
Indonesia 18049.000
18050.000
19369.000
19374.000
Indonesia 19918.000
Indonesia 19923.000
20891.000
New Guinea 20895.000
20897.000
22543.000
Papua New Guinea 39803.000
43342.000
43928.000
Solomon Is. 50055.000
Thailand 58666.000
74466.000
75944.000
75942.000
75946.000
Cruttwell, N.E.G. [870], Papua New Guinea 31044.000
Mason, L.M. [2630], New Caledonia 26332.015
Mason, L.M. [1768], New Guinea 28632.000
Mason, L.M. [1810], New Guinea 28646.000
Mason, L.M. [2253], New Guinea 31931.000
Mason, L.M. [2385], New Caledonia 32480.000
Mason, L.M. [2613], New Caledonia 32686.000
Mason, L.M. [2312] 32972.000
Mason, L.M. [2765], New Guinea 34453.000
Sands, M.J.S. [118], Indonesia 6049.267
Sands, M.J.S. [141], Indonesia 6049.270
Cribb, P.J. [S 57] 43117.000
Cribb, P.J. [S 152], Papua New Guinea 44071.000
Cribb, P.J. [S 160], Papua New Guinea 44074.000
Cribb, P.J. [S 132], Papua New Guinea 44076.000
Cribb, P.J. [17], Vanuatu 53169.000
Comber, J.B. [1719], Indonesia 52870.000
Kerr, A.D. [371], Laos 32297.000
Kerr, A.D. [1602], Laos 32299.000
Kerr, A.D. [1144], Laos 32304.000
Kerr, A.D. [476], Laos 32312.000
Kerr, A.D. [804], Laos 32335.000
Kerr, A.D. [732], Laos 32398.000
Millar, A.N. [NGF 38407], New Guinea 36103.000
Cribb, P. [5145], Solomon Is. 48687.000
Chadim, V.A. [CH 176], New Guinea 28668.000
Reeve, T. [386], Papua New Guinea 44754.000
Reeve, T. [387], Papua New Guinea 44756.000
Milliken, W. [1080], Sulawesi 73094.000
Rokuja [Mason 2232] 31820.000
Tan, K., Indonesia 36441.000
Lavarack, P.S., Australia 37024.000
Sholtes, P., Philippines 36472.000
Morrison, A. [in PNGH 44C], Papua New Guinea 41941.000
Reeve, T.M. [841], Papua New Guinea 47289.000
Dickson [MD 145], Indonesia 60976.000
Dickson [MD 220], Indonesia 60993.000
Dickson, M. [MD 170], Indonesia 60970.000
Dickson, M. [MD 226], Indonesia 60975.000
Stocker, G., Malaysia 61225.000
Woody, B. [14], Indonesia 54582.000
Lewis, B.A. [23], Solomon Is. 56570.000
Mursidawati, S. [21], Indonesia 61362.000
Mursidawati, S. [557], Indonesia 61366.000
Mursidawati, S. [1074], Indonesia 61367.000
Mursidawati, S. [214], Indonesia 61372.000
DeVogel, E.F. [1704], Brunei 74616.000
74353.000
Yong, R. [279], Malaysia 77576.000
Chase, M.W.C. [83191] 75228.000
Chase, M.W.C. [75275] 75275.000
Bario 77192.000
TCB [223] 76110.000
s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.], Nepal K001132576
s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.], Assam K001132575
s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132571
Roelfsema, T [s.n.], Fiji 66794.000
Epigeneium 10783.000
Vermeulen, J.J. [26486], Malaysia Epigeneium 76441.000
DeVogel, E.F. [1909], Brunei Epigeneium 77243.000
DeVogel, E.F. [1904a], Brunei Epigeneium 77244.000
DeVogel, E.F. [1131], Malaysia Epigeneium 77245.000
DeVogel, E.F. [1199], Malaysia Epigeneium 77246.000
Roelfsema Wageningen [980359], Malaysia Epigeneium 76440.000
Roelfsema, T. [970258], Malaysia Epigeneium 76439.000
Schuiteman, A. [933144], Malaysia Epigeneium 77242.000
Jul 1, 2003 Hunt, P.F. [2926], Solomon Is. Diplocaulobium 29884.000
Diplocaulobium 19927.000
Diplocaulobium 19928.000
Diplocaulobium 19929.000
Cribb, P.J. [S 155], Papua New Guinea Diplocaulobium 43135.000
Cribb, P.J. [S 130], Papua New Guinea Diplocaulobium 44075.000
Milliken, W. [1219], Indonesia Diplocaulobium 62982.000
Milliken, W. [1222], Indonesia Diplocaulobium 63116.000
Dickson [MD 218], Indonesia Diplocaulobium 60971.000
Lewis, B.A. [21], Solomon Is. Diplocaulobium 57265.000
Feb 1, 1998 Yong, R. [117], Malaysia Flickingeria 70810.000
Borneo Flickingeria 6130.000
Cribb, P. [263], Indonesia Flickingeria 56591.000
de Vogel, E. [9237], Malaysia Flickingeria 56742.000
de Vogel, E. [9169], Malaysia Flickingeria 56745.000
de Vogel, E.F. [941], Borneo Flickingeria 71967.000
Flickingeria 62464.000
Gravendeel, B. [982181], Sarawak Flickingeria 62149.000
Gravendeel, B. [982180], Sarawak Flickingeria 62150.000
Jul 1, 2003 Hunt, P.F. [2926], Solomon Is. Cadetia 28832.000
New Guinea Cadetia 21068.000
Cruttwell, N.E.G. [92], Papua New Guinea Cadetia 22531.000
Sands, M.J.S. [1123], Papua New Guinea Cadetia 9108.013
Cribb, P.J. [S 150], Papua New Guinea Cadetia 44080.000
Milliken, W. [1329], Indonesia Cadetia 60020.000
Johns, R. [s.n.], Indonesia Cadetia 71539.000
Mursidawati, S. [641], Indonesia Cadetia 61369.000

First published in Nova Acta Regiae Soc. Sci. Upsal. 6: 82 (1799)

Accepted by

  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2014). Genera Orchidacearum 6: 1-544. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Adams, P.B. (2011). Systematics of Dendrobiinae (Orchidaceae), with special reference to Australian taxa Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 166: 105-126.
  • Schuiteman, A. (2011). Dendrobium (Orchidaceae): To split or not to split? Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 63: 245-257.
  • Wu, Z. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2009). Flora of China 25: 1-570. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Wood, H.P. (2006). The Dendrobiums: 1-847. A.R.G. Gantner Verlag K.G., Ruggell.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
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