Dendrobium xichouense S.J.Cheng & Z.Z.Tang 1984 SECTION Dendrobium

photo by The Orchid Society of China Website

Partial Shade Cool LATER Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Xichou Dendrobium [A town in Yunnan Province] - In China Xi Chou Shi Hu

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southeastern Yunnan province of China in montane forests on tree trunks at elevations around 1900 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, cylindric, equally thick above and below, upper part upcurved, unbranched, many noded stems carrying oblong to oblong-lanceolate, leathery, obtuse and unequally bilobed apically, clasping sheath below leaves that blooms in the summer on a short to .8" [2 cm] long, lateral, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising from the upper nodes of the leafless stem and carrying fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Taiwania 63(3) New Orchids (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae and Vandoideae) in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Van Canh NGUYEN, Hoang Tuan NGUYEN, Ba Vuong TRUONG, Phi Tam NGUYEN, Sinh Khang NGUYEN, Tatiana V. MAISAK, Hiep Tien NGUYEN, Duc Nam BUI, Xuan Canh CHU 2018 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;