Dendrobium xichouense S.J.Cheng & Z.Z.Tang 1984 SECTION Dendrobium photo by The Orchid Society of China Website

Partial Shade Cool LATER Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Xichou Dendrobium [A town in Yunnan Province] - In China Xi Chou Shi Hu

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southeastern Yunnan province China in montane forests on tree trunks at elevations around 1900 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, cylindric, equally thick above and below, upper part upcurved, unbranched, many noded stems carrying oblong to oblong-lanceolate, leathery, obtuse and unequally bilobed apically, clasping sheath below leaves that blooms in the summer on a short to .8" [2 cm] long, lateral, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising from the upper nodes of the leafless stem and carrying fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;