Dendrobium pulvinatum 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 Cool EARLYSummer

Common Name The Cushion-Like Dendrobium [refers to the cushion of hair that is near the apex of the lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a simple, leafy stem carrying erect-patent, glabrous, coriaceous, oblong-ligulate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the early summer on a very short to .4" [1 cm] long, subsessile, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale yellow, the lip has small violet tubercles, orange red crests and a violet callus and the column foot has an orange spot.

Synonyms Grastidium pulvinatum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

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