Dendrobium obliquum 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 Spring

Common Name The Oblique Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 300 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, slightly compressed, densely leafy stems carrying many patent, glabrous, elliptic, oblique, unequaly bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, short, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish white with an orange red spot on the apex of the column foot. Very similar to D axillare but this one is smaller in all respects, has a different lip and is different in the colors of the flower.

Synonyms Grastidium obliquum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

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

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