Dendrobium ostrinum J.J.Sm. 1910 SECTION Grastidium Photo by © Gary Yong Gee and The Yong Gee Name Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower Color D ostrinum var orchroleucum

Inflorescence Photos by © Peter O'Byrne, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Sun Hot Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Purple Lipped Dendrobium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland and hill forests at elevations around 200 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with slender, elongated, flexuous, elliptic in cross-section stems enveloped by tubular leaf bearing sheaths and carrying oblong to lanceolate, fleshy, midvein obtusely prominent below, convex on either side of midvein above, basally and apically obtuse and somewhat unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a lateral from the stem, short, 2 flowered inflorescence arising through a very short spathe and has short lived flowers.

Synonyms Dendrobium ostrinum var. ochroleucum J.J.Sm. 1913; Dendrobium ostrinum var. ostrinum; Grastidium ochroleucum (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1997; Grastidium ostrinum (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 as D aff ostrinum = D ostrinum var ochroleucum drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 3 2000 photo as Grastidium osteinum; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as Grastidium ostrinum photo fide tothe 3rd photo; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002

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