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

Part Shade Cool LATEFall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Black Brown Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a simple, compressed, flexuous leafy stem with densely verruculose sheaths carrying erect-patent, oblong, obtuse, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a lateral, patent, compressed, densely verruculose, very short, subsessile, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are brownish, the lip whitish and the column foot is red spotted with a pale brown spot at the apex.

Synonyms Grastidium phaeanthum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide;