Dendrobium disoides Schltr. 1912 SECTION Herpethophytum Schlechter 1912 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Cool EARLYSummer

Common Name The Disa Like Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with simple to rarely branching, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, fleshy, shiney, glabrous, ligulate to oblong ligulate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the early summer on a lateral, short, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white with the lip red dotted in front.

Schlechter also states that this species has the lateral lobes of the lip form a spur-like mentum which is similar to the helmet-like lip that occurs in Disa.

Synonyms Herpetophytum disoides (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide;

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