Dendrobium govidjoae Schltr. 1912 SECTION Oxystophyllum [Bl] Miq 1859 Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool LATEFall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Govidjoa Creek Dendrobium [A creek within the Dischore range New Guinea]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1200 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, pendent stems carrying many, erect-patent, glabrous, coriaceous, equitant, obliquely-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on lateral to apical, short, several flowered inflorescence holding the flowers in a subcapitate head.

Schlechter states that the flowers are dark purple red

Synonyms Aporum govidjoae (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Oxystophyllum govidjoae (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. 2003

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