Dendrobium falcatum J.J.Sm.1908 SECTION Grastidium

Another Angle Photo by Wolfgang Bandisch and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part Sun Hot LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Sickle-Shaped Dendrobium

Flower Size .6" [1.4 cm]

Found in New Guinea on tree on hills at elevations of 50 to 150 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with slightly flattened stems carrying shiny, pale green, tapering narrowly ovate-lanceolate, bidentate apically leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a short, few flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes near the apex opposite the leaves and carrying short-lived flowers

Synonyms Grastidium falcatum (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing good; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Schuiteman 2013 photo fide;