Dendrobium exaltatum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Grastidium Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial sunWarm"Cool" LATE Summer EARLYSpring

Common Name The Bizarre Dendrobium

Flower Size .75" [1.8 cm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a large to giant sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slightly flattened, leafy stems carrying many leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an axillary, short, 2 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Grastidium exaltatum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Neue Orchideen Papuasiens J J Smith 1934; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobiums Wood 2006 photo fide