Dendrobium longissimum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Grastidium [Bl] J J Sm 1905 Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Fragrance Part Shade Cool LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Longest Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1200 meters as a giant sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, very long, terete, pendent stems carrying many,glabrous, narrowly lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a short, 2 flowered inflorescence carrying strongly scented flowers.

Schlechter states that the flowers are creamy-yellow with an orange yellow keel on the lip and brown margins and veinings on the lateral lobes of the labellum.

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

Synonyms Grastidium longissimum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 Drawing fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as Grastidium aff longissimum photo ok;