Dendrobium striaenopsis M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1989 SECTION Phalaenanthe Photo by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at thye Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Striate Butterfly Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.6 to 3.5" [4 to 7 cm]

Found on the island of Laret in the Tanimbar Group of Indonesia on limestone cliffs and trees at elevations below 100 meters as a giant sized, hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte with long, slender stems carrying a few persistent leaves held in the apical 1/4 of the stem that blooms on arching, elongate, to 30 flowered inflorescence arising from the apical nodes of the stem

Synonyms Dendrobium bigibbum subsp. laratensis Clemesha 1978; Dendrobium bigibbum var. albomarginatum Linden 1891; Dendrobium bigibbum var. albopurpuratum auct. 1895; Dendrobium phalaenopsis var. schroderianum Rolfe 1891; Dendrobium phalaenopsis var. schroederianum Rchb.f. ex W.Watson 1891; Vappodes striaenopsis (M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006