Dendrobium praecinctum Rchb.f. 1877 SECTION Stuposa

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Common Name The ? Dendrobium

Flower Size .5 to .8" [1.25 to 2 cm]

Found in Yunnan China, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Myanmar and Thailand at elevations of 700 to 2000 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with pendulous, tapering at both ends stems branching below as well as at or near the apex of older stems giving the effect of a rather sprawling, untidy plant carrying to 12 per stem, few per branch, linear-lanceolate, 2 ranked, acute, sessile leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a short, laterally from the nodes near the apex of the stem and carrying 1 to 5 flowers on each inflorescence with ovate, obtuse floral bracts.

Synonyms Callista praecincta (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium pauciflorum King & Pantl. 1895; Dendrobium sikkimense A.D.Hawkes & A.H.Heller 1957

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as D pauciflorum drawing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D pauciflorum; Indian Orchids: A guide to Identification and Culture Vol II Pradhan 1979 as D pauciflorum; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 as D pauciflorum drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Orchids of Bhutan Cribb & Pearce 2002 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; Gard. Bull. Singapore 67[1]:111 Kurzweil & Lwin 2015 photo fide;