Dendrobium sladei J.J.Wood & P.J.Cribb 1982 SECTION Grastidium Photo by P J Cribb and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Postage Stamp Scan by Arne Larsen Denmark and his Orchid Stamp Website

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Common Name Slade's Dendrobium [English Orchidist in Vanuatu 1900's]

Flower Size 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm]

Found in Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu on isolated trees and in open and coastal forests at elevations of sealevel to 900 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, slender, pendulous to erect stems enveloped by sheathlike leaf bases and carrying many, distichous, rigidly leathery, narrowly ovate to lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically leaves articulated below to the stem that blooms in the winter and spring on a 1.6" [4 cm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes at the apex of the stem opposite the leaves.

Synonyms Grastidium sladei (J.J.Wood & P.J.Cribb) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 12 1982 stamp fide; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 photo fide; Allertonia Vol 5 No 1 Kores 1989; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 photo good; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as Grastidium sladei photo fide;