Dendrobium quinquelobatum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Eriopexis Schlechter 1912 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Five Lobed Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1200 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to simple, compressed, densely leafy stems carrying suberect, glabrous, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, acute, contracted below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an axillary, short, compressed, subsessile, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are salmon colored, the middle lobes of the lip are pale cinnabar red and the column foot has a cinnabar red callus at the apex.

Synonyms Eriopexis quinquelobata (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide;