Dendrobium sutepense Rolfe ex C. Downie 1925 SECTION Formosae Photo by Copyright W C Schraut and Orchids and More Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids

Common Name The Doi Sutep Mountain Dendrobium [mountain in Thailand] - in Thailand - Ueang sae mali

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in northwestern Thailand and Myanmar at elevations of 1500 to 1900 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with unbranched canes that are thinner towards the base and carry 4 to 5, narrowly elliptic, persistant leaves that are unequally bilobed apically and blooms in the late winter on a short inflorescence that arises from nodes opposite each leaf on leafy and leafless canes and carry 1 to 2, glossy white, sweetly fragrant flowers.

This plant needs a 1 to 2 month drier period in the winter with less water and no fertilizer.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing/photo fide; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 Photo fide; 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; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo fide ;