Dendrobium oligophyllum Gagnep.1950 SECTION Distichophyllae

Photo by Eric Hunt

Another Flower

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Few Leafed Dendrobium - In Thailand Ueang Khao Tok Prachin

Flower Size 1" or less [2.5 cm]

Found in southern Vietnam and southeastern Thailand in evergreen lowland forests and primary montane forests at elevations around 200 to 650 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, cylindrical stems that are leafy in the upper half carrying 2 to 8 , distichous, bilobed leaves that can flower at most any time of the year on a 1 to 2 1/2" [2.5 to 6.25 cm] long, axillary, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence carrying longlasting flowers.

Water only enough to keep the canes from shriveling in the winter months and curtail fertilizer until new growth emerges in the spring.

Synonyms Dendrobium tixieri Guillaumin 1963

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as D sp pg 233 fig 175; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as D tixieri pg 774 drawing fide; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing/photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombay 1992 photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Mille Et Une miniOrchidees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013