Dendrobium violaceopictum 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 EARLYSummer

Common Name The Violet Colored Dendrobium [refers to flower]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, thin, subflexuous, terete stems carrying many, erect-patent, glabrous, narrowly lanceolate-ligulate, subacute leaves that blooms in the early summer on a very short, subsessile, 2 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white, closely spotted and dotted with Violet red and there is a white column.

Synonyms Grastidium violaceopictum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

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