Dendrobium prostheciglossum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Brevisaccata Photo by Wolfgang H. Bandisch, Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

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Common Name

Flower Size 1/2" or more [1.25 cm+]

Found in Papua and New Guinea, New Britain and Vanuatu as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial that ocasionally is a lithophyte or epiphyte occuring in mountain forest on limestone rocks or on open slopes and at the base of trees at an elevations of 1100 to 2600 meters with lanceolate to oblong, erect or spreading leaves that blooms in the late spring and early fall on a shorter to 5 1/2" [13.75 cm] long, axillary inflorescence that carries a few to several [4 to 9] flowers.

Reduce water and fertilizer slightly through the winter months and resume with the onset of new growth in the spring.

Synonyms Dendrobium prostheciglossum var. obtusum Schltr. 1912; Dendrobium villosipes J.J.Sm. 1914; Trachyrhizum villosipes (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Trachyrhizum prostheciglossum (Schltr.) Brieger 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Trachyrhizum prostheciglossum drawing fide; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo hmm; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide