Dendrobium quinquedentatum J.J.Sm. 1908 SECTION Grastidium Photo courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Sun Hot Spring Fall

Common Name or Meaning The 5 Toothed Dendrobium

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations of sealevel to 350 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with crowded, elongated, slender, elliptic in crossection stems with tubular leaf sheaths and carrying many erect, small, lanceolate, basally half twisted, unequally acutely bidentate apically leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a lateral from the stem, very short, 2 flowered inflorescence arising through a laterally compressed spathe and carrying thin textured flowers.

Synonyms Grastidium quinquedentatum (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 as D macfarlanei auct, non F Muell.; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002