Dendrobium pruinosum Teijsm. & Binn. 1862 SECTION Grastidium

Another Flower

Inflorescence Photos by Peter O'Byrne, courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Fragrance Part Sun Hot Warm Spring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Frosted Dendrobium - In Australia The Honey Orchid

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the Moluccas, Sulawesi, New Guinea and Queensland Australia in lowlands and lower montane forests at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with crowded, erect, slightly laterally compressed, many leaved stems enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying erect, elliptic, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a lateral from the stem, very short, 2 flowered inflorescence arising through a very short, obtuse spathe and carries honey-scented flowers.

Synonyms Dendrobium crispilobum J.J.Sm. 1912; Dendrobium microglossum Schltr. 1912; Grastidium microglossum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Grastidium pruinosum (Teijsm. & Binn.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/85; The Orchids of Micronesia Schlechter 1914; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 as D luteochilum photo ok; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 as D luteocilium drawing fide/photo good; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 as D luteochilum drawing good; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D luteocilum; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D microglossum; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 as D luteociliumphoto fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as Grastidium luteocilium photo good; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Grastidium luteocilium photo good; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as D luteociliatum photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as Grastidium luteocilium photo fide