Dendrobium blanche-amesiae A.D.Hawkes & A.H.Heller 1957 SECTION Grastidium

Plant

Photos by Nobu Odaira and his Orchid Species Journal Facebook Page

Part sun Hot Summer

Common Name Blanche Ames' Dendrobium [American Orchid Illustrator and wife of Oakes Ames 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Philippines often on mangoves at elevations up to 300 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, terete stems carrying grass-like, linear to lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on an opposite the leaves, short, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Dendrobium verruculosum Ames 1913 publ. 1914; Grastidium blanche-amesiae (A.D.Hawkes & A.H.Heller) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as Grastidium blanche-amesii photo fide

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