Den. Sec. Callista



Tribe: Dendrobieae
Subtribe: Dendrobiinae

Juan Loureiro first proposed this sectional epithet as a generic epithet in 1790. Schlechter transferred the epithet to sectional status in the early 1900s. The sectional epithet is from the Greek kallistos = very beautiful. Members of this section are some of the most desirable of all Dendrobium species. The flowers are brightly coloured and produced in good numbers, lasting in perfection for about one week. Commonly seen species are Dendrobium densiflorum, D. farmeri and D. thyrsiflorum.

Number of species:

Approximately 10 species.


India, Myanmar, Thailand, Indochina and Peninsular Malaysia. 

Dendrobium lindleyi (syn. aggregatum) - ©2009 Greg Allikas

Den. densiflorum- ©2009 Greg Allikas

Den. farmeri- ©2009 Greg Allikas

Den. griffithianum- ©2009 Greg Allikas

Den. sulcatum- ©2009 Greg Allikas

Den. jenkinsii - ©2009 Greg Allikas