Dendrobium dixanthum Rchb. f. 1865 SECTION Holochrysa

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Kazunori Miura

Part sunWarm WinterandSpring

Common Name The Twice Yellow Dendrobium [refers to the flower colors] - in Thailand Ueang khamplu - Ueang thian - Ueang kham pawn - Ueang phai - Ueang baiphai - In China Huang Hua Shi Hu

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

This medium to large sized, warm growing epiphytic species is found in Myanmar, Thailand and Laos in the tops of tall trees in deciduous forests near an altitude of 760 meters with erect to pendant, terete stems carrying 4, ligulate to lanceolate, suberect, acute or acuminate leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on pendant racemes emerging from the nodes at and near the apex of mature psudobulbs carrying thin textured flowers.

In winter water and fertilizer should be lessened and then in the early spring should be curtailed altogether with only morning mistings until new growth is initiated.

Synonyms Callista dixantha (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; 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; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo fide;

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