Dendrobium scabrilingue Lindley 1859 SECTION Formosae Photo by Jay Pfahl.

Plant and flowers in situ in Thailand Photo by Ekkehard Schwadtke and Lanta Orchid Nursery and Orchid Garden Khaolak Website

FragrancePart sunCoolTo WarmWinterTo Summer

Common Name The Rough-Lipped Dendrobium - in Thailand Ueang sae luang

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

This small sized, warm to cool growing species from Myanmar, Laos and Thailand is found at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters with tufted, fusiform or swollen towards the apex, 10 noded stems carrying 4 to 6 leaf sheaths covered with black hairs and carrying persistent, ligulate or oblong-linear, obscurely bilobed apically leaves and blooms from winter till summer on a very short, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with minute scarious bracts that arises from the nodes near the apex of leafy canes and the lower nodes on leafless canes carrying scented, waxy, longlasting flowers.

Blooming is initiated by giving the plant a cool dry winter rest, followed by copious water and fertilizer after the new growth has appeared in the spring.

Synonyms Callista scabrilinguis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium alboviride Parish 1920; Dendrobium galactanthum Schlechter 1915; Dendrobium hedyosmum Bateman 1865

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as D hedyosmum; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing not; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as D galactanthum; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as D hedyosmum; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 5 1970; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombay 1992 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992 photo fide; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Cribb & Wood 1994 excluded taxa; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; 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; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo fide ;

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