Dendrobium oxychilum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Herpethophytum Schlechter 1912 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Pointed Lip Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 350 to 450 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to simple, glabrous, terete, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, glabrous, fleshy, carinate above, lanceolate-ligulate, acute leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence carrying a non-resupinate flower.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white with red markings on the lip.

Synonyms Herpetophytum oxychilum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo good;