Dendrobium wattii Rchb. f. 1888 SECTION Formosae

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Common Name Watt's Dendrobium [English Botanist and Orchid Collector in India Late 1800's] - In China Gao Shan Shi Hu

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in southern Yunnan province of China, Myanmar, northern Thailand, northwest India, northern Laos and Vietnam in dense forests on tree trunks at elevations of 1500 to 2600 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, cylindrical canes carrying 4 to 8, narrowly linear, leathery leaves with the leaf sheaths having fine black hairs that blooms in the spring on a short inflorescence arising near the apex of leafless canes with 2 to 3 flowers.

Synonyms Callista wattii (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium cariniferum var wattii Hkr.f; Dendrobium evrardii Gagnep. 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Beautiful Indian Orchids and How to grow them Ghose 1968 as D williamson var wattii; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Genera of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam Schuiteman & De vogel 2000 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as D evrardii photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo ok?; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;