Dendrobium papyraceum J.J. Sm. 1913 SECTION Grastidium Photo Courtesy of David Banks

Common Name The Paper-Like Dendrobium

Flower Size .5 to 1" [1.2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in western New Guinea at lower elevations as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte occuring along rivers with rigid, elliptical in crossection stems carrying many, narrowly lanceolate, apically blunt, 2 toothed leaves that blooms in cultivation in the spring and the fall in situ on short, few flowered inflorescence that arises laterally from flat sheaths with 2 pale yellow flowers.

Slightly reduce water and fertilizer in the winter resuming only with the onset of new growth in the spring.

Synonyms Grastidium papyraceum (J.J. Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing fide/photo ok; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as Grastidium papyraceum photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002