Dendrobium longlingense Q.Xu, Y.B.Luo & Z.J.Liu 2014 SECTION Formosae Photo by Isabelle and The Greek Orchid Society Website

Part shade Cool Winter Spring

Common Name The Longling Dendrobium [Refers to An area of Boashan, Yunnan Province China]

Flower Size

Found in Yunnan China on tree trunks in forests at elevations around 1650 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, cylindric, unbranched stems carrying obovate-elliptic to narrowly lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, abaxialy surface short, black hairy leaves with densely hirsute leaf bases that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, subterminal, arising on leafless stems, peduncel [2 to 4 mm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescnece with ovate-lanceolate, abaxially dark brown hairy floral bracts.

Similar to D longicornu but D longilingense differs in the abaxially black hairy leaves and leaf sheaths, a subterminal inflorescence arising on leafless stems and a golden yellow lip slightly curved to form a spur. the lip is subflabellate, with a sharp tooth at the apex, and a disc with just one thick, fleshy longitudinal ridge.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytotaxa 174: 140 Q.Xu, Y.B.Luo & Z.J.Liu 2014 drawing/photo fide