Dendrobium chryseum Rolfe 1888 SECTION Holochrysa

Photo by Patricia Harding


Common Name The Yellow Flowered Dendrobium - In China Xian Ye Shi Hu

Flower Size to 2.8" [to 7 cm]

Found throughout the western Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Assam, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, southern China, Vietnam and Taiwan as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte at elevations of 1000 to 2150 meters sometimes in sandy gulches on south faces of rocks with thin, erect, sulcate with age, basally swollen pseudobulbs carrying several, oblong to lanceolate, notched apically leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on a 3" [7.5 cm] long, few flowered, pendulous inflorescence arising on last years canes with 4 to 6, beautiful, fragrant, glossy, short lived flowers.

Synonyms Aporum rivesii (Gagnep.) Rauschert 1983; Callista aurantiaca Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium aurantiacum Rchb. f. 1887; Dendrobium aurantiacum var. zhaojuense (S.C.Sun & L.G.Xu) Z.H.Tsi 1999; Dendrobium chryseum var. bulangense G.Z. Ma & G.J. Xu 1992; Dendrobium chryseum var. zhaojuense (S.C.Sun & L.G.Xu) J.M.H.Shaw 2012; Dendrobium clavatum Lindl. 1851-2; Dendrobium clavatum var. aurantiacum (Rchb. f.) T. Tang & F.T. Wang 1951; Dendrobium flaviflorum Hayata 1911; Dendrobium rivesii Gagnep. 1930; Dendrobium tibeticum Schltr. 1921; Dendrobium zhaojuense S.C.Sun & L.G.Xu 1988

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as D aurantiacum drawing good; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D aurantiacum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as D aurantiacum; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927 as D aurantiacum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Native Orchids of Taiwan Tsan-Piao Lin 1975 as D clavatum var aurantiacum drawing/photo fide; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 as D flaviflorum Photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995 as D aurantiacum; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D zhaojuense; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997 photo hmm; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #4 1999 photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide as D denneanum; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo hmm; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001 photo good; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Botanica's Orchids 2002 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo hmm; Hainan Island Wild Orchid illustrations 2005 as D aurantiacum photo ok; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradham 2005 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 as D flaviflorum photo fide; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo not =; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov, Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016 ; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo good; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide as D aurantiacum; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo hmmm; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan An Illustrated Guide Lin & Wang 2014 as D aurantiacum photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;