!Epigeneium fargesii (Finet) Gagnep. 1932 SECTION Epigeneium

Flower Closeup Photos by Eric Hunt

partial shade Cool Spring

Common Name Farges' Epigeneium [English Missionary and Plant Collector China late 1800's early 1900's] - In China Dan Ye Hou Chun Lan

Flower Size 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Bhutan, Thailand and Taiwan along valleys on rocks or in forests on tree trunks at elevations of 1200 to 1775 as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm] between each ribbed, ellipsoid-fusiform, weakly curved pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, plicate, single veined, coriaceous, obovate-oblong, obtuse, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a racemose, 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts

Very similar to and may be synomonous with E sanseiense and if so then this name takes precedence.

Synonyms *Dendrobium fargesii Finet 1903; Desmotrichum fargesii (Finet) Kraenzl.1910; Sarcopodium fargesii (Finet) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1012 as Dendrobium fargesii; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 E sp fig 212 pg 283 drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Native Orchids of Taiwan Tsan-Piao Lin 1975 as Dendrobium nakaharai drawing not = E fargesii fide/photo to E nakaharai fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 34, NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 photo plant only; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 ; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; 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; The WIld Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Vol 1 Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 as Dendrobium fargesii photo fide;