Dendrobium leptocladum Hayata 1914SECTION Dendrobium

Plant and Flower Photo by Luku 100 and his Orchid Blogspot

Part shade WarmCoolSummer

Common Name The Thin Stemmed Dendrobium - In China Ling Chun Shi Hu

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Nantou and Taidong Taiwan in montane forests on tree trunks and as a lithophyte on rocky cliffs in montane valleys at elevations around 600 to 1600 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with very slender, wiry ascending to arching to more or less pendulous, occasionally branched, leafy in the terminal half stems carrying 4 to 6 alternate, more or less pendulous, grasslike, persistent, linear, chartaceous, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a lateral, .6" [1.5 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising on leafless canes

Synonyms Dendrobium tenuicaule Hayata 1911; Grastidium leptocladum (Hayata) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Taiwan Tsan-Piao Lin 1975 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan An Illustrated Guide Lin & Wang 2014 photo fide;