Dendrobium khanhoaense Aver. 1999 SECTION Distichophyllae Photo by Erica Schulz and her Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower Photo by Raoul Cere

TYPE Drawing Photo by Leonid Averyanov

Part shade cool LATER Summer THROUGH EARLIER Winter

Common Name The Khanhoa Dendrobium [A Province of southern Vietnam]

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm] long

Found in Khanh Hoa province of Vietnam in primary, closed, broad-leaved evergreen forests along bluffs of giant waterfalls at elevations around 1200 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, from a briefly swollen base, erect to subpendulous, 40 to 100 noded, basally sheathed, leafy in the upper part stems carrying thin, grass-like, distichous, straight, at a narrow angle to the stem, curved and spreading towards the stem apex, narrowly lanceolate, broadened at the base, basal leaf sheaths enveloped by fine black hairs, narrowly pointed and unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the late summer through earlier winter on an axillary, .6" [1.5 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with small triangular, scale like floral bracts and carrying rigid odorless flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 14: 216 Averyanov 1999 drawing fide