Dendrobium subsessile Schltr. 1912 SECTION Oxystophyllum [Bl] Miq 1859 Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Almost Sessile Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1100 meters as a medium to just large sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, pendent stems carrying many, erect-patent, glabrous, coriaceous, equitant, subfalcate-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on fasciculate, lateral to apical, short, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are dark carmine. He also states that D subsessile's closest relative is D torricellianum which differs in the broader petals and much broader labellum with an oval shape. The leaves are larger, broader and thicker as well.

Synonyms Aporum subsessile (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Oxystophyllum subsessile (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. 2003

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