Dendrobium ornithoflorum Ames 1908 SECTION Grastidium

Plant and Flower Photos by Jim Cootes and The Phyto Images Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Bird-Like Flower Dendrobium

Flower Size small

Found in the Philippines at elevations of 1700 to 1900 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing epiphyte with profusely branching, rigid, yellow, shiny stems carrying many, narrow, grass-like, acute leaves that blooms in the later spring and summer on a short, arising from the bracts of younger stems, 2 flowered inflorescnece carrying short-lived flowers.

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution!

Synonyms Grastidium ornithoflorum (Ames) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobium H P Wood 2006 photo fide;

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