Dendrobium parishii Rchb.f 1863SECTION Dendrobium

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Jean Claude George.

Semi Alba Form Photo courtesy of David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum Pages Copyright

FragrancePart sunWarmTo CoolLATESpring To LATESummer

Common Name Parish's Dendrobium [English Misionary and Collector 1800's] - In Thailand - Ueang sai nam khrang - Ueang attakrit - Ueang inthakrit - Ueang sai nam khrang - In China Zi Ban Shi Hu

Flower Size to 2" [to 5 cm]

Found in Hainan China, Assam, Bangladesh, Eastern Himalayas, Myanamar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in broadleaf, evergreen, lowland forests and primary montane forests at an altitude of 250 to 1700 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect or downbent, yellowish stems enveloped by white, membraneous sheaths carrying narrowly ovate to elliptic, obtuse, stiff, leathery, blunt, deciduous leaves that are apically notched. Flowering occurs from February through August with a peak season of May and June on a short, 2 to 3 flowered raceme with fragrant [of rhubarb], longlasting flowers that are borne at the nodes on the upper half of 2 year old, pendulous, leafless canes.

Some shade and plenty of water while growing as they have heavy cloud cover in nature when the new growths appear. As the growing season goes by the light should be increased and as the new growths mature in the Autumn less water should be given for a drier winter rest to initiate blooming the following season.

Synonyms Callista parishii (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Callista rhodopterygia (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium polyphlebium Rchb.f. 1887; Dendrobium rhodopterygium Rchb.f 1875

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1868 drawing fide; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as D rhodopterygium; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as D rhodopterygium; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as D rhodopterygium drawing fide; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Eudendrobium parishii drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as D rhodopterygium; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 9 1996 drawing; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombay 1992 photo fide as D parishii var albasepalum; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombay 1992 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 no 9 2004 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as D rhodopterygium phhoto ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 10 2006 photo; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 4 2007 photo; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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