Dendrobium rubropictum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Grastidium [Bl] J J Sm 1905 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Winter

Common Name The Red Painted Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 15 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to thin, simple, slightly compressed, densely leafy stems carrying many erect-patent to subpatent, glabrous, elongate linear, acute, unequally and acutely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter on an axillary, short, compressed, subsessile 2 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white with red markings on the lateral lobes of the lip and a golden yellow crest as well as the column foot with na golden yellow spot near the apex.

Synonyms Grastidium rubropictum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

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