Dendrobium fimbriatum Hooker 1823 SECTION Holochrysa Photo courtesy of Jean Claude George

FragrancePart sunColdTo WarmSpring

Common Name The Fringe-Lipped Dendrobium - In Thailand - Waew mayura - Ueang kham noi - Ueang kham foi - Ueang kham ta dam - In China Liu SU Shi Hu

Flower Size 3" [to 7.5 cm]

This species is from Hainan and southeastern China, western Himalayas, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Assam India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos and Vietnam in humid, mossy mixed and coniferous forests at elevations of 800-2400 meters and is a large-sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte, lithophyte or terrestrial with long, erect, arching or pendulous, light-yellow green when aged, to 4' [120 cm] long stems that are thickest in the middle and have many oblong to lanceolate, acute or acuminate, deciduous leaves that flowers in March through May but can bloom at most any time on a pendant, axillary, many [6 to 15] flowered raceme that arises from the nodes near the apex of leafless and mature canes and has sour smelling flowers.

Watering should be heaviest in the summer but they need some water even during their winter rest. They have a pendant growth habit so they are best mounted on a slab of tree fern or cork.

Synonyms Callista fimbriata (Hook.) Kuntze 1891; Callista normalis (Falc.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium normale Falc. 1839; Dendrobium paxtonii Paxt. 1839

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing hmm; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as D normale drawing hmm; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 photo fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as D fimbriatum var gibsonii; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as D fimbriatum var oculatum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; The Genera of Orchidaceae in Hong Kong Shiu-ying Hu 1977; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 9 1984 photo; Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh Hegde 1984 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985; Orchids of Northwest Himalaya Deva & Naithani 1986 as D normale drawing fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991 as D normale; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 Photo good; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992 photo fide; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D normale; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997 photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide to var occulatum; Orchid Flora of Kamrup District Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001 drawing fide; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as D normale; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok/photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as D normale Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo fide ; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 as D fimbriatum var albumPhoto fide ;

Dendrobium fimbriatum Hooker var oculatum 1830Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

Flower Closeup Photo by Art Vogel.

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Common Name The Fringed-Lipped Orchid With An Oval Eye

Flower Size 3 1/2" [8.75 cm]

More common than the type in cultivation, it is more robust in stature as well as having larger sour-smelling flowers which have two blackish brown splotches on the disc of the lip which appear in the spring on the older leafless pseudobulbs with 8 to 15 flowers on a pendulous, 8" [20 cm] long inflorescence .

Synonyms Callista oculata (Hook.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium occultum Ames 1933

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 5 1960 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Beautiful Indian Orchids and How to grow them Ghose 1968 as D fimbriatum var oculatum drawing fide; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; Indian Orchids : A guide to Identification and Culture Vol II Pradhan 1979; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as D fimbriatum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 9 1984 photo; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 Photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombay 1992 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 2 1994 drawing; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids 2002 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 2 2005 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradham 2005 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo fide ;

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