Dendrobium cariniferum Reichb.f. 1869 SECTION Formosae

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Common Name The Keel-Carrying Dendrobium - In Thailand - Ueang sae dong - Ueang ngoen daeng - Ueang kachok - Ueang tueng - In China Chi E Shi Hu

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in humid, mossy, mixed and coniferous forests on mossy branches of old, dwarf, gnarled trees and primary montane forests at elevations of 450 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with thick, hirsute stems carrying 4 to 6, broad, hirsute beneath leaves that blooms in the spring on a very short, apical inflorescence carrying 2 to 5, hirsute flowers that smell of tangerines.

This miniature plant needs a definite dry rest from water and fertilizer for at least 1 month and a lessening for the rest of the winter.

Synonyms Callista carinifera (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium cariniferum var lateritium Rchb.f

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing not?; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 as D cariniferum var laterirum?drawing good/photo fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as D cariniferum var lateritum; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing/photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombay 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; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Wild Orchids in Myanmar Vol 2 Tanaka 2004 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 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; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #4 2010 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; Le Petit Larousse des Orchidees Lecoufle, Barthelemy & Schmidt 2013 photo fide; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013 ; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #2 2014 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 as D carinifewrum var alba Photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; Orchid Digest Vol 82 #3 2018 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;