Dendrobium xanthothece Schltr. 1912 SECTION Monanthos Schlechter 1905 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Yellow Leaf Sheath Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to simple, glabrous, compressed, densely leafy stems carrying erect, glabrous, linear to linear-ligulate, obtuse and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the early summer on an axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence carrying a non-resupinate flower.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white-yellow, the lip and column foot are spotted with brown, the anther is brown red and white margined in front.

Synonyms Monanthos xanthothece (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

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

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