Dendrobium senile Parish ex Rchb.f 1865 SECTION Formosae Photo by Danny Lentz

Plant Photo by Peter Szabo

Another Plant Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Plant and flower in situ in Thailand Photo courtesy of David Kuehn

FragrancePart sunCoolTo WarmSpringTo Summer

Common Name The White Haired Dendrobium - in Thailand Ueang chani

Flower Size to about 2" [3 to 6 cm]

A miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic plant from Myanmar, Thailand and Laos at elevations of 500 to 1200 meters that has suberect, reclining to creeping, hairy, succulent-like psuedobulbs and 2 to 6, ovate-lanceolate, alternate, semi-deciduous leavesbloom in the spring and summer with fragrant [lemony], 1 to several flowers on a short inflorescence that arises from the upper nodes of the leafed and leafless canes.

This plant does better potted than mounted and needs lower light levels in the wet summer and higher light levels in the dry winter. Keep humidity high year round.

Synonyms Callista senilis (Parish & Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Callista senilis (Parish & Rchb. f.) Brieger 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1868 drawing fide; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Eudendrobium senile drawing fide; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 3 1979 photo; Miniature Orchids Northern 1980; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Callista senilis; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 11 1987 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 photo; Simon & Schuster's Guide to Orchids Orchids 1988 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 7 1992 photo; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992 photo fide; Miniature Orchids McQueens 1992 photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombay 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 fideThe Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007 photo fide; Mille Et Une miniOrchidees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo fide ;

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