Dendrobium gjellerupii J.J. Sm. 1911 SECTION Grastidium Photo by André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Plant Photo by Wolfgang H. Bandisch Copyright © 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

Common Name or Meaning Gjellerup's Dendrobium [Danish Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size to almost 1" [to 2.5 cm]

Found in western New Guinea as a spindly caned, hot growing epiphyte at elevations around 50 meters with clustered, flattened and elongated canes carrying many, lanceolate, warty on top leaves that are attenuate to warty sheaths that have a pronounced tooth and blooms in the winter on a short, several flowered inflorescence that has warty bracts along the leafless cane and glistening flowers that last a single day. This plant blooms 1 to 2 weeks after a sudden temperature drop.

Synonyms Grastidium gjellerupii (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1985; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo fide