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

Part Shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Panther Like Dendrobium [refers to the red spotted flower]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1100 meters as a large to giant sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, slightly compressed stems carrying many, erect-patent, glabrous, linear, obliquely acute leaves that blooms in the winter on lateral, compressed, short, peduncle .6" [1.5 cm] long 2 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale yellow with dark red dots and the lip is white with a yellow crest. The column foot is golden yellow in front

Synonyms Grastidium pantherinum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 Drawing fide;

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