Dendrobium chrysotoxum

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Fried-egg Orchid
Golden-bow Dendrobium
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
Subtribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: D. chrysotoxum
Binomial name
Dendrobium chrysotoxum
Lindl. (1847)
  • Dendrobium chrysotoxum var. suavissimum (Rchb.f.) A.H.Kent in H.J.Veitch
  • Dendrobium suavissimum Rchb.f. (1874)
  • Callista chrysotoxa (Lindl.) Kuntze (1891)
  • Callista suavissima (Rchb.f.) Kuntze (1891)

The Golden-bow Dendrobium or Fried-egg Orchid (Dendrobium chrysotoxum) is a widely cultivated species of orchid. It is native to Southeast Asia, and has been found in the wild in Burma (Myanmar), Bhutan, Yunnan (China), Assam (India), Bangladesh, Andaman Islands, Laos, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ "CITES Orchid Checklist: Online Version" (PDF). Kew Gardens. pp. 227–228. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-11-18. 
  3. ^ Flora of China v 25 p 375, 鼓槌石斛 gu chui shi hu, Dendrobium chrysotoxum Lindley, Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 33: ad t. 19. 1847
  4. ^ Hossain, A.B.M. (2002). A Taxonomic report on the genus Dendrobium Sw.. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 9(2): 47-55.
  5. ^ Sittisujjatham, S. (2006). Wild Orchid of Thailand 1: 1-495. Amarin.
  6. ^ Lucksom, S.Z. (2007). The orchids of Sikkim and North East Himalaya: 1-984. S.Z.Lucksom, India.
  7. ^ Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson (2009) "Gulddendrobium" Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).

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