Dendrobium vernicosum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Grastidium [Bl] J J Sm 1905 Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Varnished Dendrobium [refers to the shiny-varnished leaves]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands at elevations around 1100 meters as a large to giant sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, strict, terete stems carrying many, erect-patent to subpatent, close set, glabrous, shiny-varnished, linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on lateral, compressed, short, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are snow white, the lip and column are brownish yellow at the base

Synonyms Grastidium vernicosum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 Drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991