Dendrobium terrestre J.J.Sm. 1911 SECTION Latouria Photo by Phil Spence and his Orchid Production Australia Website

Closeup lip detail Photo by The Australian Native Orchid Society Website

Side View of Flower Photo by P.J. Cribb and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant & Flowers Photo 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 Cool Cold Winter Spring Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Terrestrial Dendrobium

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in New Guinea and the Bismark archipelago in mossy montane forests and peat bogs at elevations of 1800 to 2800 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or epiphyte with clustered, terete, 9 to 14 noded below the leaves, enveloped in youth by compressed sheaths and carrying to 7, in the apical 1/2, well spaced, coriaceous, suberect to spreading, flat, elliptic, apically rounded, shortly petiolate leaves that blooms in the winter, spring and fall on a terminal or subterminal, erect to spreading, 6 to 20 flowered inflorescence with cucullate, narrowly elliptic, subacute floral bracts.

H P Wood suggests along with Cribb [1983 pg 302] and Szalettchko that this species is synomonous with D montis-yulei but Kew still has them as separate species so I await more information before I make them synomonous.

Synonyms Dendrobium magnificum Schltr. 1912; Sayeria terrestris (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlecter 1912/85; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as D magnificum; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927 as D magnificum; Neue Orchideen Papuasiens J J Smith 1934; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo good; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 1 2006 photo; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as D montis-yulei photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006

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