Dendrobium shiraishii T.Yukawa & M.Nishida 1992 SECTION Latouria Photo courtesy of Gunawan Saputra of New Guinea

Common Name Shiraishi's Dendrobium [Japanese Orchid Enthusiast and Author of Japanese orchid Books current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Western New Guinea at elevations around 1500 meters as a warm growing epiphyte, terrestrial or lithophyte with greenish brown, clustered, grooved stems that are swollen in the apical part carrying, 2 to 4, apical, leathery, rounded apically, dark green, elliptic-oblong leaves that blooms on a terminal, 11 to 15" [27.5 to 35 cm] long, several [10] flowered racemose inflorescence with long-lasting, wide open flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 1 2000 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 1 2006 photo;