Dendrobium piestocaulon Schltr. 1905 SECTION Monanthos

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Common Name The? Stem

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Guinea and the Bismark Archipelago in montane forests at elevations around 550 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with basally compressed, slender stems that are leafless below and carry many, leathery, linear to tongue shaped, erect to suberect, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the early winter on short, lateral single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Dendrobium gracilicaule Kraenzl. ex Warb. 1894; Dendrobium nidificum Kraenzl. 1910; Dendrobium piestocaulon var. kauloense Schltr. 1912; Monanthos piestocaulos (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D nidificum; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85 as Dendrobium piestocaulon var. kauloense ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Schuiteman 2013 photo fide;