Epigeneium gaoligongense Hong Yu & S.G.Zhang 2005

Photo by Jin Xiaohua


SECTION Katherinea

Drawing by Hong Yu & S.G.Zhang and The E-Flora Website

Part shade Cold

Common Name The Gaoligong Epigeneium [A mountain in Yunnan Province China] - In China Gao li gong hou chun lan

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Lushui, western Yunnan province of China on rocks or as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte at elevations of 2400 to 2600 meters with 1.2 to 3.6" [3 to 9 cm] between each narrowly ovoid to cylindrical-ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, ovate-ellitpci to elliptic, leathery, rigid, bilobulate apically, narrowing below into the short, enveloped by sheaths, petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long overall, .2 to .28" [5 to 7 mm] long, enveloped by membraneous sheaths, single flowered inflorescence with ovate, small, membraneous floral bracts.

Synonyms Dendrobium gaoligongense (Hong Yu & S.G.Zhang) Schuit. & Peter B.Adams 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Dendrobium gaoligongense photo fide;