Dendrobium schildhaueri Ormerod & H.A.Pederson 2003 SECTION Formosae

Side View Of Flower

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of © Peter O'Byrne, Jaap Vermeulen, André Schuiteman and Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part sun Hot Warm LATESpring Fall

Common Name or Meaning Schildhauer's Dendrobium [German Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 2 1/4" [5.6 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in low montane, seasonally dry forests as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with cane-like, fusiform pseudobulbs with hairy sheaths and carrying, elliptical, persistent for several years, basally clasping, fine black hairy leaves that blooms in the late springthrough early fall on up to 3, subterminal, to 6 flowered inflorescence arising from last years and older pseudobulbs and carrying flowers that last several weeks.

Kew Monocot list refers to this species as a synonym of D kontumense but I feel that there are sufficient differences to keep them separate.

This species has often been sold as D virgineum in the United States.

It needs a winter rest from water and fertilizer, usually for at least a month to ensure bloooming.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide