Dendrobium sarcodes Schltr. 1912 SECTION Grastidium Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower Angle Photos by Ed de Vogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Common Name or Meaning The Flesh-Colored Dendrobium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Guinea on trees in montane forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a giant sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, flexuous, glabrous stem carrying many, dense, elliptic-ligulate, obtuse, unequally bilobed apically, glabrous leaves that blooms in the winter on a subsessile, lateral, compressed, 2 flowered inflorescence carrying fleshy flowers that are held mentum to mentum.

Synonyms Dendrobium sarcodes var. majus Schltr. 1912; Grastidium sarcodes (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing close; *Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as D sarcodes var majus; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996;