Dendrobium aff perlongum Schltr.1912 SECTION Grastidium Photo by Brian Hodgkins © and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Type drawing Drawing by © Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Sun Warm Cool Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Very Long Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in the New Guinea on trees in montane forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a giant sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, flexuous, glabrous stem carrying many dense, narrowly lanceoalte-ligulate, obtuse, and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms innthe winter on a subsessile, 2 flowered inflorescence carrying fleshy flowers.

Agrees in general shape with Schlechter but differs greatly in the described colors which are cream colored with a yellowish lip with an orange red central band and brownish lateral lobes. The Type drawing is absolutely correct.

Synonyms Grastidium perlongum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing close colors way off; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996