Dendrobium leytense Ames 1915 SECTION Grastidium

Plant Photos by Ronnie Boos and The RVO Orchid Talk Website

Part shade Hot LATER Spring

Common Name The Leyte Dendrobium [A Province of the Philippines]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations uo to 500 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, basally terete, laterally compressed towards the apex stems carrying many, greenish yellow, nearly erect, oblong to lanceolate, sheathing the stem, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the later spring on a short, 2 flowered inflorescence with the flowers held spur to spur.

Synonyms Grastidium leytense (Ames) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 as Grastidium leytense photo fide;