Dendrobium fissum 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 Hot Spring

Common Name The Split Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 300 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with a simple, flexuous, leafy stem carrying erect-patent, glabrous leaves that blooms in the spring on a lateral, patent, very short, subsessile, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish white, the lip has a yellow central crest with viollet transverse wrinkles and yellow papillae directed backwards and the column foot has an orange yellow spot at the apex.

Synonyms Grastidium fissum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

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