Dendrobium macrostigma J.J.Sm. 1928 SECTION Grastidium

Plant and Flowers Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

FragrancePart Sun Hot Spring Summer

Common Name The Large Stigma Dendrobium

Flower Size .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3cm]

Found in the Moluccas on banks or sandstone rocks at elevations of 100 to 400 meters as a large sized, hot growing terrestro-lithophyte with an erect, woody, shiny, straw-yellow stem carrying many, linear-lanceolate, papery, basally twisted, acute leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on many, short, axillary, single flowered inflorescence carrying short lived, very fragrant flowers

This species has a very Vanda-like look with it's woody stem and strap shaped, linear-lanceolate leaves.

Synonyms Grastidium macrostigma (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Neue Orchideen Papuasiens J J Smith 1934; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide;

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