Dendrobium okinawense Hatus. & Ida, J. 1970 SECTION Dendrobium

Plant and flowers photo by Professor Summer and his Japanese Wild Flowers "Orchidaceae" Website

Partial Shade Warm Cool LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Okinawa Dendrobium - In China Liu Qiu Shi Hu

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in Nansei-shoto [Okinawa] Japan and Taidong Taiwan in broad-leaved forests at elevations of 900 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, terete, pendulous, cylindric, many noded, yellowish green stems carrying many, towards the upper part, linear-lanceolate, rounded below, acute to obtuse apically leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a short, arising from the uppermost nodes of the stem, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3, imbricate, ovate-triangular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;