Dendrobium planum J.J.Sm. 1905 SECTION Grastidium Photo by © Art Vogel

Inflorescence

Plant and Flower Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Sun Hot Warm Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Flat Dendrobium

Flower Size .6" [1.6 cm]

Found in Java, Sumatra and New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations around sea level to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with strongly compressed stems enveloped by tubular, strongly laterally compressed, slightly shorter than the internodes, truncate and broadly bilobed apically leaf sheaths and carrying lanceolate, coriaceous, half twisted and abruptly contracted basally leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a lateral from the stem, short, 2 flowered inflorescence arising through a membraneous spathe and has minute floral bracts.

Synonyms Grastidium planum (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1985; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002

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