Dendrobium changjiangense S.J.Cheng & C.Z.Tang 1980 SECTION Oxystophyllum [Bl.]Lindl.

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Common Name or Meaning The Chanjian Dendrobium [A city in Hainan China] - In China Ni Shu Hu

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Hainan province of China in open montane forests on tree trunks or on rocks in mountain valleys at elevations around 300 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect to decumbent, branched or not stem enveloped completely by imbricate leaf sheaths and carrying distichous, ascending, densely telescopic, laterally compressed, shortly sword-shaped, thickly fleshy leaves that blooms on often subterminal, about .4" [1 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate, membraneous, acute floral bracts and carrying, spreading, thickly fleshy flowers.

Synonyms Oxystophyllum changjiangense (S.J.Cheng & C.Z.Tang) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Hainan Island Wild Orchid illustrations 2005 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Oxystophyllum changjiangense; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Oxystophyllum chanjiangense photo fide;