Dendrobium mannii Ridl. 1896 SECTION Aporum

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Plant and Flowers

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Part sun HotWarm Fall

Common Name or Meaning Mann's Dendrobium [German Orchid Enthusiast and Forester in India 1800's] - In Thailand Ueang Hang Pla

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam at elevations of 300 to 900 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with thin basally, expanding and flattened above stems carrying 10 to 12, distichous, equitant, fleshy, triangular, deciduous leaves that bloom in the fall on a short, lateral, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising on leafless [common] or leafy [less so] stems.

This species, D terminale and D nathanielsii are similar and can be confused.

Synonyms Aporum mannii (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 5 1970; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo not = D nathanielsii; A Field Guide To The Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo hmm; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo hmm; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide;