Dendrobium braianense Gagnep. 1938 SECTION Holochrysa Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website


Photo by Lourens Grobler

FragrancePart sunCoolTo WarmLATEWinterSpring

Common Name The Braia Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in China?, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with pseudobulbous, slightly clavate stems carrying variably deciduous leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a leafless or leafy stem with up to 3, lateal, arching, to 7 flowered inflorescence.

This species is separated from the very similar D capillipes by the persistent leaves at blooming, the longer, arching inflorescence and the several flowers that it carries.

Synonyms Dendrobium capillipes var. braianense (Gagnep.) Aver. 2005; Dendrobium capillipes var. elegans Rchb.f. 1880; Dendrobium ejirii T.Yukawa 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #4 1999 as D ejirii photo fide; The Dendrobiums HP Wood 2006 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;