Epigeneium sanseiense (Hayata) Summerh. 1957 SECTION Epigeneium

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Marius Wasbauer.


Common Name The San Shin Epigeneium [Mountain In Taiwan]

Flower Size

Found in Taiwan as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, mat forming epiphyte that blooms on a terminal, short, arcuate, single flowered inflorescence holding the flower just above the plant and occuring in the summer.

CAUTION!!!!!!!This species is mentioned as a synonym of E fargesii and I feel that this is most likely correct if the photos are truely E sanseiense but Kew gives the synonym as E nakaharaei

CAUTION!!!!This species is also often cited as a synonym of E nakaharaei but there are many obvious visual differences so I will leave them separate at this time and am sure that they are not synomonous if these photos are truely E sanseiense.

Synonyms *Dendrobium sanseiense Hayata 1916; Epigeneium sanseiense (Hayata) Nakaj. ?

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 34, NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980; Miniature Orchids Northern 1980 as Dendrobium sanseiense