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

Part Shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Broad Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1100 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, slightly compressed, densely leafy stems carrying many subpatent, glabrous, lanceolate, oblique, unequally and subacutely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter on an axillary, short, compressed, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are snow white, the lip brownish violet in the lower half and the column foot is marked with violet.

Synonyms Grastidium parvilobum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 drawing fide;