Dendrobium chrysotoxum Lindley 1847 SECTION Densiflora Photo by Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

FragrancePart sunCoolTo HotWinterTo Spring

Common Name The Golden Bow Dendrobium [refers to the inflorescence] - In Thailand Ueang kham - In China Gu Chui Shi Hu

Flower Size 1 1/2" to 2" [3.75 to 5 cm]

A small sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte native of Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, China, eastern Himalayas, Bangladesh and Assam India at elevations of 400 to 1600 meters with clustered, grooved, clavate or fusiform, to 12" [30 cm] long, many angled, apically thickened pseudobulbs enveloped by many white, membraneous sheaths carrying 2 to 3 , towards the apex, oblong to lanceolate, coriaceous, acute leaves and blooms from winter through spring. The 12" [30 cm] inflorescence arises from nodes near the apex of the pseudobulb and it is lax and pendulous and the flowers are highly fragrant of honey and are short lived.

They need copious water and fertilizer while growing and less when mature.

Synonyms Callista chrysotoxa (Lindl.) Brieger 1981; Callista chrysotoxa (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Callista suavissima Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium chrysotoxum var. suavissimum (Rchb.f.) A.H.Kent 1888; Dendrobium suavissimum Rchb.f 1874

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1878 as D suavissimum drawing fide; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D chrysitoxum var suavissimum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927 photo fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 fide photo with wrong caption bottom right OK; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 3 1964 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Beautiful Indian Orchids and How to grow them Ghose 1968; Beautiful Indian Orchids and How to grow them Ghose 1968 as D chrysotoxum var suavissimum Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; Indian Orchids: A guide to Identification and Culture Vol II Pradhan 1979 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 6 1981 photo as D chrysotoxum var suavissimum; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 6 1981 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Callista chrysotoxa photo fide; Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh Hegde 1984 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985; Simon & Schuster's Guide to Orchids Orchids 1988 photo fide; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 Photo fide; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 as D chrysotoxum var suavissimum Photo good; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombay 1992 photo fide; 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; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997 photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo good; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Botanica's Orchids 2002 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 1 Tanaka 2003 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; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as D suavissimum photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007 as D suavissimum photo fide; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007 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 fide; 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 suavissimum Photo fide ;

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