Dendrobium grastidioides J.J.Sm. 1920 SECTION Calcarifera

Inflorescence Photos by Th. Nordhausen and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz herbaria Website

Part sun Cool Winter

Common Name The Grastidium Like Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in western Sumatra at elevations of 1700 to 1900 meters as a giant sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erct stem carrying many, almost linear, gradually narrowing towards the apex, acute leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, .38 to .56" [.9 to 1.4 cm] long, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising on a leafless stem

Synonyms Eurycaulis grastidioides (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sumatra JB Comber 2001;