Research Paper

Dendrobium parahendersonii, a new Orchid Species (Orchidaceae) from Southern Vietnam

Van Canh Nguyen, Leonid V. Averyanov, Tatiana V. Maisak, Thi Lien Thuong Nguyen, Van Khuong Nguyen, Ba Vuong Truong

Published on: 20 August 2021

Page: 360 - 363

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2021.66.360

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2021 vol.66 no.3 pp.360-363


Dendrobium parahendersonii discovered in southern Vietnam is described as new species to science. It belongs to D. sect. Crumenata, and resembles D. hendersonii and D. exile in having a filiform, reed-like stem swollen at the base into a quadrangular ellipsoid pseudobulb and flowering from the leafless part of stem but differs clearly in the details of its tepals and lip. A morphological description, illustrations, data on habitat, phenology, and conservation status for the new species are provided.

Keyword: Crumenata, Dendrobium hendersonii, new species, Orchidaceae, plant diversity, plant taxonomy