Dendrobium chrysocrepis C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f. ex Hook.f. 1872 SECTION Holochrysa

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Common Name or Meaning The Golden Slipper Dendrobium [refers to the golden lip] - In China Meng La Shi Hu

Flower Size 1 to 1.5" [2.5 to 3.8 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China, Myanmar and Thailand on limestone at elevations around 1370 meters as a small sized, cool growing lithophyte or rarely epiphyte with basally swollen pseudobulbs carrying 3 +, elliptic-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a slender, short, single flowered inflorescence carrying short lived flowers

Synonyms Callista chrysocrepis (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f. ex Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium menglaense X.H.Jin & H.Li 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 drawing fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Wild Orchids in Myanmar Vol 1 Tanaka 2003 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photos fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as D menglaense; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #11 2020 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;