Dendrobium wardianum Warner 1862 SECTION Dendrobium Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

FragrancePart sunCoolTo WarmWinter

Common Name Ward's Dendrobium [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's] - In Thailand Mani trirong - In China Da Bao Qiao Shi Hu

Flower Size to 4" [to 10 cm]

A widespread in Yunnan China, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam as a medium to large sized, cool growing, epiphytic or lithophytic species found in broadleaf, evergreen, lowland forests at altitudes of 1000 to 2000 meters with erect to pendulous, terete, nodally thickened, to 2' [to 60 cm] long stems carrying deciduous, oblong-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the winter with 1 to 3 fragrant, longlasting flowers on very short racemes that arise all along last years leafless canes.

This species needs a definite dry period through the winter months to insure proper blooming and it can be repotted after it's spring blooming when the new growth should appear.

Synonyms Callista wardiana Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium album Wms. ?; Dendrobium falconeri Hkr. var wardianum Hkr.; Dendrobium wardianum candidum Rchb.f. 1876; Dendrobium wardianum var. assamicum S.Jenn. 1875; Dendrobium wardianum var. pictum O'Brien 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D wardianum var assamicum; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D wardianum var candidum; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D wardianum var giganteum; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D wardianum var pictum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Eudendrobium wardianum drawing fide; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927 photo fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 5 1960 photo as D wardianum giganteum; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 10 1964 photo as D wardianum var giganteum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Beautiful Indian Orchids and How to grow them Ghose 1968; Beautiful Indian Orchids and How to grow them Ghose 1968 D wardianum var giganteum; Beautiful Indian Orchids and How to grow them Ghose 1968 as D wardianum var candida; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; Orchids in Colour Ritterhausen 1979 photo fide; Indian Orchids: A guide to Identification and Culture Vol II Pradhan 1979 photo fide photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981; Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh Hegde 1984 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992 photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombay 1992 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997 photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 Photo fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002;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; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 6 2006/7 photo; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 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; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo fide ;

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