Dendrobium hekouense Z.J.Liu & L.J.Chen 2011 SECTION Dendrobium

Another Angle

Plant and Flowers in situ

Photos by Zhong-Jian Liu and The Orchideen Journal Website

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Hekou Dendrobium [A town of northern Yunnan Province China]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China and Vietnam on the underside of branches so the flowers do not get water in them at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte that blooms in the fall

Related to D wangliangii Hu, Long & Jin from which it differs by its dorsal sepal larger than petals, obliquely ovate-triangular lateral sepals broader than long, cylindrical mentum 1.2 1.3 cm long and a trilobed lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchideen Journal Artikel aus Heft 2 / 2011 photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #10 2018 photo fide; Taiwania 63(3) New Orchids (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae and Vandoideae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Van Canh NGUYEN, Hoang Tuan NGUYEN, Ba Vuong TRUONG, Phi Tam NGUYEN, Sinh Khang NGUYEN, Tatiana V. MAISAK, Hiep Tien NGUYEN, Duc Nam BUI, Xuan Canh CHU 2018 photo fide