Dendrobium trantuanii Perner & Dang 2003 Section Breviflores Hook.f

Photo by Eric Hunt

Lip Detail

Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Plant and Flower

Photos by Nik Fahmi

TYPE Drawing of D tuananhii

TYPE Drawing by Leonid Averyanov

Common Name Tran Anh's Dendrobium [Original Vietnamese collector of species current]

Flower Size 1 3/4" to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in northwestern Vietnam in rather dry broad leaf evergreen forests at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with flat, strongly compressed, 4 to 12 internoded pseudobulbs enveloped basally by scarious sheaths and carrying 3 to 8, oblong, broadly acute, narrowing towards the base leaves that blooms in the spring with 1 to 4, on leafless pseudobulbs from the lateral nodes, .08 to .32" [2 to 8 mm] long, 1 to 3 flowered, green inflorescence with ovate, broad based floral bracts with an acute apex and carrying large, thick, waxy, glossy, wide opening flowers.

Synonyms Dendrobium tuananhii Aver. 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 2 2004 as D tuananhii Drawing/photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Mille Et Une miniOrchidees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #10 2011 photo fide; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov, Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016 photo fide