Dendrobium gratiosissimum Rchb. f. 1865 SECTION Dendrobium

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FragrancePart sunWarm CoolLATESpring

Common Name The Very Graceful Dendrobium - In Thailand - King dam - Ueang mieng - In China Bei Qiao Shi Hu

Flower Size 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm]

Found from Hainan province of China, Assam, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in evergreen, semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands and primary montane forests at elevations of 500 to 1700 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with pendulous, stout, basally narrow, nodally swollen canes that are yellow with purple stripes and carrying 8 to 12, deciduous, linear to ovate-lanceolate, leathery, bidentate apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, purplish inflorescence that arise from the nodes near the apex of the cane carrying 1 to 3, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Callista boxaleii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Callista gratiosissima (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium boxallii Rchb. f. 1874; Dendrobium bullerianum Bateman 1867

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1874 Drawing; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1874 as D boxallii Drawing; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as D boxallii; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Eudendrobium gratiosissimum drawing fide; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Indian Orchids : A guide to Identification and Culture Vol II Pradhan 1979 photo fide; 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 no 1 1995 photo fide; 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; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; 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; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013 Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo fide; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov, Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016 ; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;