ເອືອງເຂົ້າສານ / Compact Dendrobium
Thai: Ueang Khao Tok
Small orchid, with short and rounded and erect stems, about 0.5 mm in diameter and 10-15 cm long, with a few leaves on the tip of young stems. Terminal inflorescence with many flowers, yellow white, 0.5 cm wide. A very rare species, with harvest no more than 0.3 kg/day/person, fetching prices of up to $0.5-$1 per kg (fresh). Occurs mainly in moist highlands of more than 1,000 m altitude; found from Phongsali to Champasak provinces in a specific habitat of open areas in evergreen and mixed deciduous forest.
there are signs that this genus is becoming rarer due to high demand from traders. It fetches about $0.3-$0.5 per kg at local markets, mainly in the south. Planting is best from rhizomes.