Epigeneium chapaense Gagnep. 1932 SECTION Epigeneium

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Common Name or Meaning The Chapa Epigeneium

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Found in Laos and northern Vietnam in humid, mossy, mixed and coniferous forests on mossy branches of old, dwarf, gnarled trees and highland cloud forests at elevations of 600 to 2200 meters and blooms in the fall as a mat forming, small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a creeping to pendent, much branching rhizome with .2" [.5 cm] between each angular, often tetragonal, reclining with upturned apex pseudobulb enveloped by papery sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect to spreading, apical, leathery, rigid, slightly rugose, minutely marginate, oblong-elliptic to obovate, rounded to obtuse apically, slightly unequally bilobed, dark green above, reddish to light green beneath leaf that blooms in the spring [fall in cultivation] on a short, slender, ascending, horizontal to descending, single flowered inflorescence

SynonymsDendrobium brunneum Schuit. & Peter B.Adams 2011; Sarcopodium chapaense (Gagnep.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 34, NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #2 1999 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Vol 1 Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 as Dendrobium brunneum photo fide; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #10 2018 as Dendrobium brunneum photo fide;