Dendrobium dionaeoides J.J.Sm. 1915 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 Shade Warm? Cool? Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Dionaea-Like Dendrobium [A genus in the Droseraceae]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in lowland forests ? as a small sized, warm? to cool? growing epiphyte with elongated, slender, elliptic in cross-section stems carrying linear, grass-like, gradually narrowing to the narrow apex, strongly, unequally narrowly, obtusely bidentate leaves that blooms in the spring on a lateral from the stems, .32 to .36" [8 to 9 mm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe

Synonyms Grastidium cyanopterum (Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 as D aff angustispathum drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002