Dendrobium ornithoflorum Ames 1908 SECTION Grastidium

Plant and Flower

Photos by Jim Cootes and The Phyto Images Website


Common Name or Meaning The Bird-Like Flower Dendrobium

Flower Size small

Found in the Philippines at elevations of 1700 to 2000 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing epiphyte with profusely branching, rigid, yellow, shiny, thin textured stems carrying many, narrow, grass-like, acute leaves that blooms in the later spring and summer on a short, arising from the bracts of younger stems, 2 flowered inflorescence carrying short-lived flowers.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 3 Ames 1908 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobium H P Wood 2006 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of the Philippines Cootes and Tiong 2015 photo fide;