Dendrobium subpetiolatum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Eriopexis Schlechter 1912 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm EARLY Summer

Common Name The Sub Petiolate Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 800 meters as a large sized, warm growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to simple, compressed, densely leafy stems carrying suberect, glabrous, coriaceous, elliptic, obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the early summer on an axillary, short, compressed, subsessile 2 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white flushed with pink externally, the lip is white with brown lateral laciniae on the front lobe and the column foot is orange yellow at the apex

Synonyms Eriopexis subpetiolata (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide;