Dendrobium devonianum Paxton 1840 SECTION Dendrobium

Photo by Eric Hunt

Less common hairier form

Photo by Danny Lentz, plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden Copyright

FragrancePart sunCoolTo WarmLATEWinterandSpring

Common Name Devon's Dendrobium [English Count and Orchid Enthusiast 1800's] - in Thailand - Miang - Sai man pra in - Ueang sai pha kang - In China Chi Ban Shi Hu

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, southern China and Vietnam in thick montane forests on tree trunks as a medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters with pendulous, cylindric, slender, slightly fleshy, subbranched, many noded stems carrying narrowly ovate-lanceolate, leathery, clasping sheath base, long acuminate leaves where it blooms in the late winter and spring with an erect to spreading, 12 to 13" [30 to 32.5 cm] long, many [12 to 18] flowered inflorescence with long-lived, fleshy, fragrant flowers arising from the nodes near the apex of leafless, to 3' [1m] long, canes.

The flower can be quite variable especially in the amount and length of hairs on the petals and lip.

Synonyms Callista devoniana (Paxton) Kuntze 1891; Callista moulmeinensis (Parish ex Hook. f.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium brevifolium Hort. ex Lindley 1859; Dendrobium devonianum var. candidulum Rchb.f. 1876; Dendrobium devonianum var. elliottianum Rchb.f. 1876; Dendrobium devonianum var. rhodoneurum Rchb.f. 1868 ; Dendrobium moulmeinense Parish ex Hook. f. 1890; Dendrobium pictum Griff. ex Lindl. 1859; Dendrobium pulchellum Lindley non Loddiges or Roxbury; Dendrobium pulchellum var devonianum [Paxton] Rchb.f

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Hooker's Icones Planetarum Vol 21 Hooker 1890 as D moulmeinense drawing ok; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as D moulmeinense; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Eudendrobium devonianum drawing fide; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Beautiful Indian Orchids and How to grow them Ghose 1968; AOS Bulletin Vol 44 #9 1975 photo fide; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo hmm; Indian Orchids: A guide to Identification and Culture Vol II Pradhan 1979 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 photo good; Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh Hegde 1984; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing/photo fide; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 Photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombay 1992 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 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; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 7 2004 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo fide; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #2 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #6 2010 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #4 2010 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #1 2014 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;