Dendrobium wangliangii G.W.Hu, C.L.Long & X.H.Jin 2008 SECTION Dendrobium

Photo by Ron Parsons

Part sun Cold LATERSpring

Common Name Wang Liang's Dendrobium [Chinese orchid enthusiast and collector of species current] - In China Wang Shi Shi Hu

Flower Size 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm]

Found in northern Yunnan province of China in deciduous mixed and evergreen forests on quercus trees at elevations of 1000 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with fusiform to slightly obovoid, decumbent, unbranched, 3 to 6 noded stems arising from along a creeping rhizome carrying 2 to 4, distichous, elliptic, acute, membraneous, and tightly embracing the stem below leaves that blooms in later spring on a short, suberect, subterminal, single flowered inflorescence arising on leafless mature stems.

Related to D hekouense but by it has dorsal sepal larger than petals, obliquely ovate-triangular lateral sepals broader than long, cylindrical mentum .48 to .52"> 1.2 to 1.3 cm long and a trilobed lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; A Compendioum of Miniature Orchid Species Vol 1 Parsons and Gerritsen 2013 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;