Dendrobium brevilabium Schltr. 1912 SECTION Calyptrochilus Schlechter 1905 Type drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part ShadeCool Fall

Common Name The Short Lip Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, subflexuous, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, linear, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a very short, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale rose red, the mentum scarlet red, the ovary violet, and the lip is cinnabar red towards the apex.

Synonyms Chromatotriccum brevilabium (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Pedilonum brevilabium (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide;