Botanical name: Dendrobium brunneum Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Epigeneium chapaense, Sarcopodium chapaense
Brown Dendrobium is a mat forming, small sized, warm to cold growing tree-dwelling or rock-dwelling orchid with a creeping to hanging, much branching rhizome with 5 mm between each angular, often tetragonal, reclining with upturned tip pseudobulb enveloped by papery sheaths and carrying a single, apical, almost erect to spreading, apical, leathery, rigid, slightly rugose, minutely marginate, oblong-elliptic to obovate leaf which is rounded to blunt apically, slightly unequally bilobed, dark green above, reddish to light green beneath. The plant blooms in the spring on a short, slender, rising up, horizontal to descending, single flowered inflorescence. Flowers are curiosuly brown in color, about 2.5 cm across. Brown Dendrobium is found in Arunachal Pradesh to N Vietnam, at altitudes of 600 to 2200 m.
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