Dendrobium laceratum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Grastidium

Flower Close up Photos by Copyright Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Shredded Dendrobium [refers to the lip]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, terete, flexuous, glabrous stem carrying several to many, erect-patent, narrowly linear, acute, glabrous leaves that blooms in the spring on axillary, short, 2 flowered inflorescence with small hyaline bracts and carrying short lived flowers.

Synonyms Grastidium laceratum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing good; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996