Dendrobium ingratum J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Grastidium 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

Part Sun Hot Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The ? Dendrobium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland and beach forests at elevations of sealevel to 150 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, unbranched, laterally compressed stems enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying many, erect, coriaceous linear, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a subsessile, lateral from the stem, 2 flowered inflorescence arising through a very small, broadly obtuse spathe.

Synonyms Dendrobium kenejianum Schltr. 1912; Grastidium ingratum (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Grastidium kenejianum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 as D kenejianum drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D kenejianum; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D luteocilium; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 as D kenejianum photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002