Dendrobium potamophila 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 Hot LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name The River Loving Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 200 to 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a simple, leafy stem carrying erect-patent, glabrous, oblong-ligulate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a lateral, very short, subsessile, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white with yellow papillae on the lip. He also says that this species is the smallest within the Grastidium section.

Synonyms Grastidium potamophila (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

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