Dendrobium pseudotenellum Guillaumin 1965 SECTION Crumenata

Apex of Stems and Inflorescence

Base of Stems

photos by Lan Hua and Rv-Orchidworks Website

Partial Shade Warm LATER Summer

Common Name or Meaning The False Tenellum Dendrobium - In China Zhen Ye Shi Hu

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern Yunnan province of China and Vietnam on tree trunks in montane forests at elevations around 900 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, rigid, slender, glossy, unbranched, many noded, basal 2 internodes swollen to form a fusiform pseudobulb carrying 4 to 6, sparsely distichous, ascending, subterete, slender, fleshy, acute apically, contracted below into the clasping sheath base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a short, single flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes near the apex of the stem with 4 to 5 basal sheaths and ovate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Ceraia pseudotenella (Guillaumin) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;