Dendrobium hainanense Rolfe 1896 SECTION Aporum

Plant Photos by The Orchid Society Of China Website

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Common Name The Hainan Dendrobium [Chinese Island] - in China Hai Nan Shi Hu

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

This epiphytic species is native to China on the island of Hainan in the south in broad leaved forests at elevations of 300 to 1700 meters. It is a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing plant with rigid, ascending, cylindric, compressed, slightly falcate, not branched, many noded, leafy throughout canes bearing many subcylindric, almost subulate, slender, thickly fleshy, obtuse apically leaves and blooms in the earlier fall on a short, single flowered inflorescence that arises from near the apex of the cane.

CAUTION I am reasonably sure that this is correct and that most literature says it is a synonym of D parciflorum but it is certainly different than the description for that species.

Synonyms Aporum hainanense (Rolfe) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Hainan Island Wild Orchid illustrations 2005 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;

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