Dendrobium cyanopterum Kraenzl. 1910 SECTION Grastidium

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Partial ShadeHot?

Common Name or Meaning The Blue Winged Dendrobium

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in lowland forests ? as a small sized, hot? growing epiphyte with slender, sharply laterally flattened stems carrying linear, acuminate, papyraceous leaves and blooms on very short, 2 flowered inflorescence that arises through a shell-shaped, shiny spathe.

Synonyms Grastidium cyanopterum (Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Lowlandf Orchdis of New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 as D 525 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002