Epigeneium clemensiae Gagnep.1932 SECTION Epigeneium

Photo by Li Jianwu

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Photo by Lin Tsan-Piao and Kuo Huang Ling-Lung and Flora Of China Website

Partial Shade Warm LATEFall

Common Name or Meaning Clemen's Epigeneium - In China Hou Chun Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Guizhou, Hainan and southeastern Yunnan provinces of China as well as Laos and Vietnam in dense forests on tree trunks at elevations around 1000 to 1300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slightly curved, narrowly ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, obovate to obovate-lanceolate, cuneate and contracted below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a short, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Dendrobium mariae Schuit. & Peter B.Adams 2011; Epigeneium delacourii Gagnep. 1932; Sarcopodium clemensiae (Gagnep.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 34, NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980 drawing good; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Dendrobium mariae photo fide;