Dendrobium branderhorstii J.J.Sm. 1910 SECTION Grastidium Photo by © P J Cribb and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower Angle Photo 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

Part Sun Hot Winter Spring Fall

Common Name Branderhorst's Dendrobium [German Collector of Species late 1800's - early 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Bismarks and New Guinea in coastal or lowland forests at elevations of sealevel to 800 meters as a medium to giant sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with close set, pendulous, slender, terete basally, widening towards the apex, slightly compressed stems enveloped completely by tubular, longer than the internodes leaf sheaths and carrying erect, sublinear, strongly unequally bilobed apically, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the winter, spring, and fall on a lateral from the stem, short, 2 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Dendrobium angraecifolium Schltr. 1905; Grastidium branderhorstii (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D angraecifolium; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Den angraecifolium drawing fide; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 as D angraecifolium drawing good; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as Grastidium branderhorstii photo fide; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as Grastidium aff angracifolium photo good; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002