Dendrobium clausum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Grastidium

Inflorescence Photo by Copyright Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Closed Dendrobium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Guinea on trees in montane forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with slightly flattened, erect to spreading pseudobulbs carrying many spreading, elliptic leaves that blooms in the fall on a very short, 2 flowered inflorescence carrying short lived flowers.

Rogier Van Vugt puts this one within either D clausum or D obliquum and Schlechter also says they are difficult to separate, so use with caution

Synonyms Grastidium clausum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing not; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Baker's 1996 not;