<i>Dendrobium derryi</i> (Epidendroideae: Malaxideae): an addition to the flora of India


  • Khyanjeet Gogoi The Orchid Society of Eastern Himalaya (TOSEHIM), Regional Orchids Germplasm Conservation & Propagation Centre (Assam Circle), Daisa Bordoloi Nagar, Talap, Tinsukia 786 156, Assam, India




Dendrobium sect. Calcarifera, Dendrobium species, Hamren, Karbi Anglong, new record, nuevo registro


Dendrobium derryi has been added to the orchid flora of India from Karbi Anglong district of Assam. This article provides an updated description of the species, accompanied by detailed photos and line drawings based on material collected within the country.


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How to Cite

Gogoi, K. (2024). &lt;i&gt;Dendrobium derryi&lt;/i&gt; (Epidendroideae: Malaxideae): an addition to the flora of India. Lankesteriana: International Journal on Orchidology, 24(1), 33–38. https://doi.org/10.15517/lank.v24i1.58649