Dendrobium exile Schltr. 1906 SECTION Crumenata

Photo by © Lourens Grobler


Photo courtesy of Botanická zahrada a arboretum Mendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne, Brno, Czech

Common Name The Slim Dendrobium - In China Jing Hing Shi Hu

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in northwestern Thailand and southeastern Yunnan province of China in montane forests at elevations of 300 to 1700 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with dark greenish, brown stems enveloped by silver gray sheaths and carrying many terete leaves, held close to the stem and towards the apex the leaves are so clustered that the stem appears to be tasseled. This orchid blooms in the fall on a 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from the apical nodes of mature stems and holding the fragrant [talcum powder] flowers close to the leaf ends.

Synonyms Aporum heterocaulon (Guillaumin) Rauschert 1983; Ceraia exilis (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Dendrobium heterocaulon Guillaumin 1965

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Syn of D tetraedre not; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 as D sp # 97 pg 251 description only; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing/photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; 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; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 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; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;