Dendrobium chrysocrepis (Orchidaceae), a new record for Thailand

  • Orporn Phueakkhlai Department of Forest Biology, Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand.
  • Somran Suddee Forest Herbarium, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand.
  • Trevor R. Hodkinson Department of Botany School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin2, Ireland.
  • Henrik Æ. Pedersen Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Øster Voldgade 5–7, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark.
  • Priwan Srisom 146/1 KrungThep Nonthaburi 42, KrungThep Nonthaburi Rd. Wongsawang, Bang Sue, Bangkok 10800, Thailand.
  • Sarawood Sungkaew Department of Forest Biology, Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand. Center for Advanced Studies in Tropical Natural Resources, Kasetsart University, Bangkhen, Bangkok 10900, Thailand.
Keywords: Dendrobium moschatum, Epidendroideae, northern Thailand


In this paper we report the first confirmed find of Dendrobium chrysocrepis in Thailand. A morphological description, a line drawing and a colour plate are presented (all based on Thai material), whereas some background information on the globally rare species is provided.


Clayton, D. (2017). Charles Parish – plant hunter and botanical artist in Burma. The Ray Society, London & Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Jin, X.-H. and Li, H. (2006). Coelogyne tsii and Dendrobium menglaensis (Orchidaceae), two new species from Yunnan, China. Annales Botanici Fennici 43: 295–297.

Lavarack, B., Harris, W. & Stocker, G. (2000). Dendrobium and its relatives. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon.

Li, L., Ye, D., Li, J. & Xing, F. (2009). A newly recorded species and a new synonym of Orchidaceae from China. Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Botany 17: 295–297.

Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2014). Genera Orchidacearum 6. Epidendroideae (part three). Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Seidenfaden, G. (1985). Orchid Genera in Thailand XII. Dendrobium Sw. Opera Botanica 83: 1–295.

Seidenfaden, G. (1996). The reappearance of Phalaenopsis lowii (Orchidaceae) in Thailand. Nordic Journal of Botany 16: 283–286.

Seidenfaden, G. (1997). Contributions to the orchid flora of Thailand XIII. Olsen & Olsen, Fredensborg.
Wood, H.P. (2006). The Dendrobiums. A.R.G. Gantner Verlag K.G., Liechtenstein.

Xu, Z., Jiang, H., Ye, D. & Liu, E. (2010). The wild orchids of Yunnan [in Chinese]. Yunnan Publishing Group Corporation / Yunnan Science & Technology Press, Kunming.
How to Cite
Phueakkhlai, O., Suddee, S., Hodkinson, T., Pedersen, H., Srisom, P., & Sungkaew, S. (2018). Dendrobium chrysocrepis (Orchidaceae), a new record for Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 46(2), 134-137.