Dendrobium kontumense Gagnep. 1932 SECTION Formosae

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Another flower Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Part sun Warm Winter

Common Name The Kontum Province Dendrobium [A Province and Town In Vietnam]

Flower Size

Found in Laos and southern Vietnam in Kontum Province at elevations around 538 meters as a warm growing epiphyte that blooms in the winter

Often cited as a synonym of D virgineum, only Kew separates. Also Kew states that D schildhaueri is synomonous with D kontumense but I feel that there are sufficient differences to keep them separate.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as a synonym of D virgineum; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013 photo not = D virgeneum