Epigeneium fuscescens (Griff.) Summerh. 1957 SECTION Katherinea Drawing by Linda Gurr and Flora Of China Website

Flower? Photo by Bhutan Orchid Adventures Website

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Common Name The Ochre-Yellow Epigeneium - In China Jing Dong Hou Chun Lan

Flower Size 1.6 to 1.8" [4 to 4.5 cm]

Found in China, Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Bhutan and Nepal on moss covered rocks in forests at elevations of 1660 to 2800 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte or epiphyte with 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 3.8 cm] between each narrowly cylindric-ovoid pseudobulb and carrying 2, apical, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, coriaceous, sessile to shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, single flowered inflorescence with an ovate-lanceolate, acute floral bract.

CAUTION The flower picture does not match the drawing but I have nothing to verify the drawing either so use both with caution

Synonyms Bulbophyllum fuscescens (Griff.) Rchb.f. 1861; Callista fuscescens (Griff.) Kuntze 1891; *Dendrobium fuscescens Griff. 1851; Epigeneium naviculare (N.P.Balakr. & Sud.Chowdhury) Hynn. & Wadhwa 2000; Katherinea fuscescens (Griff.) A.D.Hawkes 1956; Katherinea navicularis N.P.Balakr. & Sud.Chowdhury 1967; Sarcopodium fuscescens (Griff.) Lindl. 1853

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Dendrobium fuscescens drawing ok; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Sarcopodium fuscescens; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 1 1958 drawing as Dendrobium fuscescens; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 34, NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 34, NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980 as Katherinea navicularis; The Orchids of Arunchal Pradesh Hegde 1982; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobiums Bakers 1996 as Dendrobium fuscescens; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as E navicularis drawing fide; Dendrobium H P Wood 2006 Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;