Dendrobium heteroglossum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Grastidium

Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Fragrance Part Sun HotWarmSummer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Differing Lip Dendrobium

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland and lower montane forests at elevations of 200 to 1200 meters as a medium to just large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with close-set, unbranched stems enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying many, erect, elliptic, acuminate apically leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a lateral, short, laterally compressed, 2 flowered, broadly obtuse inflorescence carrying highly fragrant flowers

Synonyms Dendrobium donacoides Ridl. 1916; Grastidium donacoides (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983; Grastidium heteroglossum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 drawing fide; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D donacoides; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002