Dendrobium schwartzkopfianum Kraenzl. 1898 SECTION Grastidium

Flower Closeup 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 Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning Schwartzkopf's Dendrobium [Friends of Kraenzl. late 1800's]

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in the Bismark Archipelago in beach and coastal forests at elevations of sealevel to 60 meters as a giant sized, hot growing epiphyte with close set, erect to lateral, terete, unbranched stems completely enveloped by leaf sheaths carrying many erect, narrowly lanceolate-ligulate, almost rounded basally, acute, shiny leaves that blooms all year on a lateral from the stem, subsessile, 2 flowered inflorescence arising through a short, oblong, obtuse spathe.

Synonyms Dendrobium peekelii Schltr. 1923; Grastidium peekelii (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Grastidium schwartzkopfianum (Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlecter 1985; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 as D peekelii drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D peekelii; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as Grastidium peekelii photo ok; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002