Dendrobium longicaule J.J.Sm. 1922 SECTION Grastidium Photo by © Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower Angle Photos by Ed de Vogel © and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Another Flower

Flower Closeup 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 Warm Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Long-Stemmed Dendrobium

Flower Size 7/8" [2.3 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland rainforest in lower seasonally dry montane forests at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters as a giant sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with crowded, elongated, terete stems enveloped completely by tubular, longer than the internodes, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying oblong to lanceolate-elliptic, obtuse to retuse apically leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a lateral, very short, 2 flowered inflorescence arising through a laterally compressed spathe and carries ephemeral flowers.

Schlechter states that this species, D longissimum, D crassiflorum and D salmonense are all closely related.

Synonyms Dendrobium sarcodes Schltr. 1912; Dendrobium sarcodes var. majus Schltr. 1912; Grastidium longicaule (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Grastidium sarcodes (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as D sarcodes drawing close; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as D sarcodes var majus; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orcids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;p Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002 photo fide