Staurochilus dawsonianus (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1914 Photo courtesy of Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

Part shade Hot Warm Spring Summer

Common Name Dawson's Staurochilus [Dawson Turner English Botanist 1800's] - Ueang tuk kae - Suea phaew - In China Zhang Chun Lan

Flower Size 1 2/5" [3.5 cm]

Found in southern Yunnan Province China, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar in mixed evergreen forests on trees at elevations of 200-800 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte with a stout, elongate stem carrying a few leathery, strap-shaped leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on several, 3 branched, axillary, lateral to ascending, to 18" [45 cm] long, stiff, few to 20 flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Cleisostoma dawsonianum Rchb.f. 1868; Sarothrochilus dawsonianus [Rchb.f] Schltr. 1906; Trichoglottis dawsoniana (Rchb. f.) Rchb. f. 1872; Trichoglottis multiloba Guillaumin 1965

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Trichoglottis dawsoniana drawing fide; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Trichoglottis dawsoniana; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 9 1958 drawing Trichoglottis dawsoniana; ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing, photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Trichoglottis dawsoniana; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 as Trichoglottis dawsoniana photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 as Trichoglottis dawsoniana photo fide; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 1 Tanaka 2003; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; 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; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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