Dendrobium moschatum [Banks} Sw. 1805 SECTION Holochrysa TYPE for the Section

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Flower Closeup

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Lip and Column Detail

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Another Color Form

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Disected Flower

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FragrancePart sun Hot WarmLATESpring To EARLYSummer

Common Name The Musky Smelling Dendrobium - Leueang nok khamin - Ueang mawn khai - Ueang champa - In China Shao Chun Shi Hu

Flower Size 3 1/2" [8.75 cm]

Found from western Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Assam, Bangladesh, lower India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, Hainan China, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in open forests on tree trunks at elevations around 300 to 900 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, arching or pendulous, terete, dark brown with age stems carrying the leaves in the apical half which are narrowly elliptic to oblong-ovate, leathery, acute leaves which blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary, pendulous, to 8" [20 cm] long, few to several [5 to 10] flowered inflorescence with musk scented flowers that last about a week arising at or near the apex of a leafless cane. Water and fertilizer should be reduced through the winter months and resumed with the onset of new growth in the spring.

Synonyms Callista calceola (Carey ex Hook.) Kuntze 1891; Callista moschata [Banks] Kuntze 1891; Cymbidium moschatum [Banks] Willd. 1805; Dendrobium calceolaria Carey ex Hook. 1825; Dendrobium cupreum Herb. ex Lindl. 1835; Dendrobium moschatum Wall. ex D.Don 1825; Dendrobium moschatum var. unguipetalum I.Barua 2001; *Epidendrum moschatum Banks 1800; Thicuania moschata (Banks) Raf. 1836

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as D calceolaria; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D moschatum var calceolaris; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as D moschatum var cupreum; Beautiful Indian Orchids and How to grow them Ghose 1968; AOS Bulletin Vol 44 #9 1975 photo fide; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 7 1978 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 3 1979 photo fide; Indian Orchids : A guide to Identification and Culture Vol II Pradhan 1979 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981; Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh Hegde 1984 photo fide; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Northwest Himalaya Deva & Naithani 1986 drawing fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 Photo fide; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 as D moschatum var colorum Photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombay 1992 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992 photo fide; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992 photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #4 1999 photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Orchid Flora of Kamrup District Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001 drawing fide; Orchid Flora Of Kamrup District Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001 as D moschatum var unguipetalum; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Cribb & Pearce 2002; Botanica's Orchids 2002 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photos fide; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok/photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroidee Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 photo fide; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing/photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015 excluded taxa; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #11 2016 as D cupreum drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;