Dendrobium asperatum 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 Warm Fall

Common Name The Rough Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 700 meters as a large sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, subterete stems carrying many, erect-patent, glabrous, lanceolate-ligulate, obtuse and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a short, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are cream-colored with an orange keel on the lip and an orange red spot on the column foot.

Synonyms Grastidium asperatum (Schltr.) Brieger 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 Drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 drawing fide;