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

Part Shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Acute Lobed Dendrobium [refers to the lobes of the lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 300 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a simple, leafy stem carrying erect-patent, glabrous, coriaceous, oblong-ligulate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a very short, subsessile, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are rose red with an orange yellow keel on the lip.

Synonyms Grastidium acutilobum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

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