Dendrobium acianthum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Oxystophyllum

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

Deep Shade Hot Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Pointed Flower Dendrobium

Flower Size 1/2" [7mm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland rainforests at elevations of sealevel to 350 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with reclining to pendulous, branching stems enveloped completely by leaf sheaths and carrying many, bilaterally flattened, imbricate, obliquely lanceolate, acute, thickly coriaceous leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a lateral, from the leaf axils, short, mostly single flowered inflorescence with imbricate bracts and ovate, longer than the ovary, acuminate floral bracts.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; Orchids of Lowland Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002