Dendrobium obovatum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Monanthos Schlechter 1905 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Obovate Dendrobium [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 to 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to simple, slightly compressed, densely leafy stems carrying glabrous, linear to linear-ligulate, obtuse and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow and the lip is brown.

Synonyms Monanthos obovatus (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

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

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