Dendrobium vandoides Schltr. 1912 SECTION Grastidium

Photo courtesy of Tony Watkinson

Common Name The Vanda-Like Dendrobium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northern Papua New Guinea and Bougainville at elevations of sea level to 400 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte on trees with a short, flattened stem carrying many curved, spreading leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a very short to .8" [2 cm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence with short-lived flowers.

Synonyms Grastidium vandoides (Schltr.) Brieger 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Grastidium vandioides photo plant only; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as Grastidium vandoides photo fide; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as Grastidium sp aff vandoides photo good; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 3 2000 photo as Grastidium vandoides; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006