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

Fragrance Part Shade Cool LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Solomon Island Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in the Solomon Islands and the Santa Cruz Islands at elevations around sea level as a giant sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, very long, terete, pendent stems carrying many, glabrous, narrowly lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a short, 2 flowered inflorescence carrying strongly scented flowers.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow

Schlechter also states that this species, D longicaule, D crassiflorum and D longissimum are all closely related.

Synonyms Grastidium longissimum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Boufgainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide;