Dendrobium pleurodes Schltr. 1912 SECTION Latouria [Bl.] Miq 1859 Type drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Formed Like a Rib Dendrobium [refers to the petal shape]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1200 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to thin, narrowly fusiform-swollen pseudobulbous stems carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, coriaceous, glabrous, narrowly lanceolate to lanceolate-ligulate, acute leaf that blooms in the fall on a very short, 2 flowered inflorescence

Schlechter states that the flowers are greenish, the petals are white at the base and the lip has brown lobes and a white callus.

Synonyms Sayeria pleurodes (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide