Dendrobium lepidochilum Kraenzl. 1910 SECTION Grastidium

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Janz Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot Winter Spring

Common Name The Scaled Lip Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in Samoa in swampy and montane forests at elevations of 200 to 400 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, pendent to erect, leafy stems carrying coriaceous, oblong-ovate, rounded and apically unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on very short, 2 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Grastidium lepidochilum (Kraenzl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Revision of the Orchids of German Samoa Schlechter 1910/11; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as syn of D dactylodes; The Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 drawing/photo fide