Dendrobium discocaulon Schltr. 1912 SECTION Platycaulon Schlechter 1905

TYPE Drawing Photo by J Levy - Type drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Warm LATERFall

Common Name The Disc-Like Stem Dendrobium [Refers to the mentum]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 450 to 800 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to laterally flattened, pseudobulbous stems carrying 3 to 7, apical, erect-patent, glabrous, subcoriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate to elliptic, obtuse to acuminate, obliquely bilobulate leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect-patent, a 2.8" [7 cm] long, laxly 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Eurycaulis discocaulon (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Pedilonum discocaulon (Schltr.) Brieger 1981

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