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

Part Shade Cool EARLY winter

Common Name The Fleshy Leaved Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to strict to substrict, rigid, simple, erect, laxly leafy stems carrying erect-patent, fleshy, glabrous, subulate, apiculate to obtuse leaves that blooms in the winter on an axillary, short, compressed, subsessile 2 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale yellow and the lip has an orange red center.

Synonyms Grastidium sarcophyllum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

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

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