Dendrobium flexicaule Z.H.Tsi, S.C.Sun & L.G.Xu 1986 SECTION Dendrobium

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Common Name The Flexuous Inflorecence Dendrobium In China - Qu Jing Shi Hu

Flower Size 2.2" [5.5 cm]

Found in southcentral Sichuan, eastern Hunan, Hubei and Henan provinces of China on rocks in mountain valleys at elevations of 1200 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with cylindric, slightly upcurved, unbranched, several noded stems carrying 2 to 4, alternate, oblong-lanceolate, subleathery, decurrent basally into the clasping sheaths, obtuse and slightly hooked apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a .4 to .8" lon, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising on leafless stems with 3 to 4 basal bracts and pale white, ovate-triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying spreading flowers.

Synonyms Dendrobium henanense J.L.Lu & L.X.Gao 1990

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D henanense; ; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;