Dendrobium erectum 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 Fall

Common Name The Erect Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 900 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, slightly compressed stems carrying many, erect-patent to subpatent, glabrous, lanceolate, acute, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on lateral, compressed, short, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are whitish red spotted on the outside and yellowish inside.

Synonyms Grastidium erectum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

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