Dendrobium christyanum Rchb. f. 1882 SECTION Formosae Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Plant and Flowers Photo by Copyright Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

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Common Name Christy's Dendrobium [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's] - In China Mao Qiao Shi Hu - In Thailand Uang Sae Doi Pui

Flower Size 2" [5cm]

Found in northern Vietnam, northern Thailand, and southwestern China in highland primary cloud forests as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing, miniature epiphyte in forests at an elevation of 800 to 1600 meters with caespitose, subclavate, abbreviated pseudobulbs enveloped by 3 to 4, pellucid sheaths covered in black hairs and carries 2 towards the apex, lanceolate, obtuse, covered in black hairs below, obliquely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal or lateral, very short, single flowered inflorescence that arises from the apex or on the sides of old and new pseudobulbs and carries fragrant flowers.

Similar to both D luekelianum and D bellatulum but D christyanum differs mostly in the flat central callus on the lip with the yellow or white apex.

Synonyms Dendrobium margaritaceum Finet 1901

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D margaritaceum; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as D margaritaceum drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 as D margaritaceum photo fide; Miniature Orchids Northern 1980 as D margaritaceum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 9 1984 photo; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 3 1991 photo as D margaritaceum; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 as D margaritaceum Photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombay 1992 as D margaritaceum photo fide; Miniature Orchids McQueens 1992 as D margaritaceum photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 11 1998 photo; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; 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; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 1 Tanaka 2003 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; Mille Et Une mini Orchidees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; A Compendioum of Minaiture Orchid Species Vol 1 Parsons and Gerritsen 2013 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 as D christyanum var alba Photo fide;

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