Miniature Thai Orchid Drymoda siamensis Schltr 1906


Drymoda siamensis Schltr. 1906 is an epiphytic growing miniature orchid species endemic to North Thailand and Laos.

The miniature sized plant is growing at elevations from 600 to 900 meters. We nearly overlooked this beautiful, but very small orchid, the flowers reach a size of just about 1,5 cm. We found that orchid beauty in Katai`s Phrao Orchids, a small orchid shop, specialized on orchid species at Kamthieng Market Chiang Mai, but the price of 500.- Baht was to much for our wallet, what a pity. The owner of the shop, Mrs. Katai told us that Drymoda siamensis is quite difficult to find and we never saw this small and cute orchid before. Flowering period: February - March. Drymoda siamensis miniature Thai orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival).

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Image: Drymoda siamensis Schltr. 1906
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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