Dendrobium herpetophytum Schltr. 1905 SECTION Herpetophyton TYPE for the Section

Sidfe View of Flower Photo by Rogier Van Vugt and his P Base Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade Cool LATER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Snake Leaved Dendrobium

Flower Size .16" [.4 cm]

Found in New Guinea at elevations of 1500 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with pendent, elongated, many angled, branching stems carrying very short, ovate-oblong-ligulate, obtuse leaves that blooms in the later spring on a flattened, short, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence

CAUTION!!!!!!! I am not sure of this determination. Van Vugt has it as D sp. but I feel that it is close to this species if not it exactly.

Synonyms Herpetophyton schlechteri Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1995; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as D sp aff herpetophytum photo ok; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014