Dendrobium capillipes Rchb. f. 1867 SECTION Holochrysa

Flower closeup Photos by Tanaka and Prof Summer's WebGarden Website

FragrancePart sunCoolTo WarmLATEWinterSpring

Common Name The Hairy Column Foot Dendrobium in Thailand Ueang kham kiu - In China Duan Bang Shi Hu

Flower Size 1 to 1 1/2" + [2.5 to 4 cm]

This miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species occurs in India, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, China, Laos, Vietnam at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters in dry, deciduous forests in exposed locations or in evergreen, broadleaved montane forests with spindle-shaped, 6 noded pseudobulbs arising in a cluster and having red-edged sheaths that yellow with age and carry deciduous, ligulate, or lanceolate, acuminate, rather laxly held leaves has an axillary, erect, 2.4" [6 cm] long, racemose, few flowered inflorescence with the racemes arising from the nodes near the apex of the leafless canes and carrying fragrant short lived flowers and appears in the later winter and spring.

This species is separated from D braianense by the deciduous leaves at blooming and the shorter, erect, few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Callista acrobatica (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Callista capillipes (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium acrobaticum Rchb.f 1871;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1870 drawing; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as D acrobaticum; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D acrobaticum; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D capillipes var. elegans; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Beautiful Indian Orchids and How to grow them Ghose 1968; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; Indian Orchids : A guide to Identification and Culture Vol II Pradhan 1979; Miniature Orchids Northern 1980; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 3 1984 photo fide; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing/photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombay 1992 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992 photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997 photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as D braianense photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photos fide; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Mille Et Une miniOrchidees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photo ok; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo fide