Dendrobium cyrtosepalum Schltr. 1905 SECTION Grastidium Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name or Meaning The Bent-Sepal Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in the Bismark and Solomon Islands near the coast on trees at elevations of sea level to 900 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with arching to pendant stems carrying distichous, ovate-lanceolate, obtuse, unequally bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter on a short, 2 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Grastidium cyrtosepalum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Revision of the Orchids of German Samoa Schlechter 1910/11; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing good; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing good; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 as D aff cyrtosepalumdrawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo ok; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as Grastidium sp aff cyrtosepalum photo good;