Dendrobium lohohense Tang & F.T.Wang 1951 SECTION Holochrysa

photo by Lianfu Wang


Plant in situ China

photo by The Orchid Society of China Website

Partial Shade Cool LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Loh Hoh Dendrobium [A town in Kwangsi Province] - In China Luo Hu Shu Hu

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Chongqing, north Guangdong, southeastern Guangxi, western Guizhou, western Hubei, Hunan and southeastern Yunnan provinces of China in montane valleys and on forest margins on rocks at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a large sized, cool growing lithophyte with cylindric, slightly rigid, many noded, several longitudinal ridged stems carrying many, in two rows, oblong, leathery, acute apically, contracted into the clasping sheath below leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a short to .8" [2 cm] long, lateral to axillary, 1 flowered inflorescence arising from the upper nodes of the stem and carrying waxy, slightly fleshy flowers

This species is very close to D henryi and may be conspecific with that species


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #4 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;