Dendrobium elatum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Grastidium [Bl] J J Sm 1905 Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm LATE WinterEARLY Spring

Common Name The Beautiful Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 800 meters as a large sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, strict to substrict, slightly compressed stems carrying many, erect-patent, glabrous, coriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a short, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are golden yellow, the lip with an orange yellow central crest and the column with an orange-yeelow spot apically.

Synonyms Grastidium elatum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

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