Dendrobium somae Hayata 1916 SECTION Grastidium

Photo by Guo Bing


Common Name Soma's Dendrobium - In China Xiao Shuang Hua Shi Hu

Flower Size 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm]

Found only in Taiwan in primary broadleafed forests at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with tufted, straight to somewhat curved, rigid, stiff, terete, yellowish brown stems carrying distichous, towards the apex, linear to linear-lanceolate, acuminate, leaves that blooms in the late winter through summer on an axillary, short, 2 flowered inflorescence with opposing flowers that arise from the upper nodes of the leafy stem

Synonyms Grastidium somae (Hayata) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Taiwan Tsan-Piao Lin 1975 as D somai drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D somai; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan An Illustrated Guide Lin & Wang 2014 photo fide;