Dendrobium erectifolium J.J.Sm. 1908 SECTION Monanthos Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part sunWarm Winter

Common Name The Erect Leaved Dendrobium

Flower Size .64" [1.6 cm]

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 900 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect to arching with age, flattened stems carrying many, all along the stem, erect more or less parellel to the stem, linear leaves that blooms in the winter very short, arising through the leaf sheaths towards the apex of the stem, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Monanthos erectifolius (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo good;