Dendrobium denneanum Kerr 1933 SECTION Holochrysa

Photo by Holger Perner

Another Color Form?

Photo by China Plant Photo Website

Common Name The Denne Dendrobium In China - Die Qiao Shi Hu [Australian Orchid Nursery man 1900's]

Flower Size 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, western Himalayas, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Taiwan on tree trunks in open forests at elevations of 600 to 2500 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with robust, pencil thin stems carrying several, oblanceolate to oblong, blunt to subacute apically leaves that blooms on a subapical, on leafless stems near the apex, stiffly arching, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence with prominent floral bracts

Synonyms Callista clavata Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium aurantiacum var. denneanum (Kerr) Z.H. Tsi 1999; Dendrobium clavatum Wall. ex Paxton 1852; Dendrobium rolfei A.D. Hawkes & A.H. Heller 1957;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as D clavatum drawing ok; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as D clavatum; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D clavatum; Beautiful Indian Orchids and How to grow them Ghose 1968; Indian Orchids : A guide to Identification and Culture Vol II Pradhan 1979 as D clavatum; Orchids of Northwest Himalaya Deva & Naithani 1986 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as syn to D chryseum; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 as D aurantiacum var denneanum photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #4 2010 photo fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 as D aurantiacum var denneanum photo ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;