Dendrobium falcipetalum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Grastidium [Bl] J J Sm 1905 Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Falcate Petal Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 300 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a simple, slightly compressed, leafy stem carrying erect-patent, glabrous, oblong-ligulate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a lateral, very short, subsessile, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white with an orange-red keel on the lip and an orange red tip to the column foot.

Synonyms Grastidium falcipetalum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide;

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