Dendrobium katherinae A.D.Hawkes 1957 SECTION Grastidium [Bl] J J Sm 1905 Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name Katherine's Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 400 meters as a giant sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, very long, terete, pendent stems carrying many, glabrous, elliptic-ligulate, acute leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a short, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow with red brown spots on the inside and a column foot with an orange-red spot.

Synonyms Dendrobium pachyanthum Schltr. 1912; Grastidium katherinae (A.D.Hawkes) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Dendrobium pachyanthum Drawing fide;