Dendrobium alticola 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 Cold Spring

Common Name The High Living Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 2400 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, rigid, leafy throughout stems carrying many, erect-patent, glabrous, rigid, elliptic, obtuse and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a very short, subsessile, 2 flowered inflorescence carrying short lived flowers.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish, red spotted and the column foot has a red spot and a red callus .

Synonyms Grastidium alticola (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as Grastidium alticolum photo good