Dendrobium exasperatum 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 winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Smooth Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 900 meters as a large sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, slightly compressed, arcuate stems carrying many, erect-patent, glabrous, narrowly lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on lateral, compressed, short, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers arepale yellow, closely red spotted with the labellum white at the apex.

Synonyms Grastidium exasperatum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

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