Epigeneium forrestii Ormerod 2007 SECTION Katherinea

Drawing by Ormerod and The Botany Vietnam Website

Common Name or Meaning Forrest's Epigeneium [original collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in western Yunnan province of China on rocks and trees by streams at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a creeping rhizome and 2.4 to 3.8" [6 to 9.5 cm] between each subcylindric-fusiform pseudobulb carrying 2, subcoriaceous, oblong-ligulate, minutely and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a short, single flowered inflorescence.

"This species is externally identical to E. treutleri (Hook. f.) Ormerod [Syn.: E. yunnanensis Tsi], a taxon now known to occur in Sikkim, Bhutan, Myanmar and China. The two taxa can be separated by the shape of the keels on the labellum. In E. treutleri the lateral keels are most prominent and are obliquely truncate apically whilst the median keel is very low. In E. forrestii all three keels are similar in size and shape in the upper half of the callus and each one terminates in a biangulate manner." Ormerod - Orchidaceous Additions to the Flora of China and Vietnam II Taiwania, 52(4): 307-314, 2007

Synonyms Dendrobium forrestii (Ormerod) Schuit. & Peter B.Adams 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Taiwania, 52(4): 307-314, Ormerod 2007 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Orchidaceae Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2010 drawing fide;