Dendrobium litorale Schltr. 1912 SECTION Crumenata Photo courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Sun Hot Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Coastal Dendrobium - In Australia The Coastal Shaggy Orchid

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea and Queensland Australia in lowland and beach forests at elevations of sealevel to 15 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with crowded, erect, slender, 4 to 6 angled, slightly compressed, basally leafy, apically bare stems carrying coriaceous, bilaterally flattened, obliquely linear, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a lateral, arising on the bare, apical stem, successively single flowered, fasciculate inflorescence with ovate, minute, apiculate floral bracts that are much shorter than the ovary and pedicel.

Related to D eboracense and D macfarlanei

Synonyms Aporopsis litoralis (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Aporum litorale (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Ceraia litoralis (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1985; Lowland Orchids of Paua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 drawing fide/photo good; Lowland Orchids of Paua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 as D kenejianum; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 6 2005/6 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Aporopsis litoralis photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide