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

Part Shade Hot Winter

Common Name The Nephrolepis-Like Dendrobium [refers to the similarity to a Kidney Fern]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 15 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, thin, terete, basally bare for 12 to 16" or so [30 to 40 cm] or so then leafy stems carrying many patent, glabrous, elliptic-ligulate, narrowing apically, obtuse, leaves that blooms in the winter on an axillary, short, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are greenish white, the lip greenish, the column foot violet marked and orange yellow at the apex.

Synonyms Grastidium nephrolepidis (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

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

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