Dendrobium fytchianum Bateman 1864 SECTION Fytchianthe Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and His Vortex Orchid Page Copyrighted

Part sun Hot To WarmSpring and Summer

Common Name Fytch's Dendrobium [English General in Myanmar 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm]

Found in Myanmar and Malaysia in exposed locations on trees overlooking river at elevations of 46 to 610 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect, cylindrical stems that branch repeatedly and new growths carry many, deciduous, lanceolate leaves and blooms in the spring and summer on an erect to arching, terminal, 8" [20 cm] long, few to several [5 to 15] flowered inflorescence that arises from at or near the apex of the stem.

This species has one of the prettiest flowers of the small flowered Dendrobium and is used in the cut flower trade as they have longlasting flowers.

Often mistaken for D barbatulum but this one differs in the rounded petals and the the rounded lip apex. Occurence is a big factor as well as D barbatulum comes only from India.

Synonyms Callista fytcheana (Bateman ex Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium barbatulum Bateman ?

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D fytchianum var roseum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as D fytchianthe sic photo plant only; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; A Guide to the Orchids of Myanmar Kurzweil & Lwin 2014 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroidee Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 11 2017 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #3 2019 photo fide;