Dendrobium sinense Tang & F.T.Wang 1974 SECTION Formosae

Photo by Liu Yan and Website

Part shade Hot Warm Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Chinese Dendrobium - In China Hua Shi Hu

Flower Size 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm]

Found in Hainan province of China in open montane forests on tree trunks at elevations of 400 to 1000 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect to arcuate ascending, cylindric, slender, occasionally dilated and clavate distally, unbranched, many noded stem carrying several, distichous, usually alternate along the upper portion of the stem, ovate-oblong, black pilose when young, often deciduous with age, obtuse and unequally bilobed, decurrent clasping basally leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a short, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the stem


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Hainan Island Wild Orchid illustrations 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo not!; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;