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

Part Shade Hot LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Extra Blooming From the Axil Dendrobium [refers to the flower sheaths emerging above the joint of the leaf sheaths]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 300 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, terete, densely leafy stems carrying many patent, glabrous, elliptic, obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a short, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are whitish on the outside, densely red-brown marbled on the inside, e lip has a white middle lobe and the column is white.

Schlechter also states that he chose the name extra-axillare to indicate that this species is distinguished by the flower sheaths emerging above the joint of the leaf sheaths.

Synonyms Grastidium extra-axillare (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide;