Dendrobium montedeakinense

Dendrobium montedeakinense F.M.Bailey, Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 18 (1903) 4.

Type: Barton s.n. (British New Guinea, Mt. Deakin).

Stems flattened, 25 cm by 2 mm, many-leaved. Leaves linear, 2.5-5 by 0.4-0.5 cm, slightly keeled below, apex unequally bilobed. Inflorescences arising laterally from the stem, 1-flowered. Pedicel and ovary 0.4-0.5 cm long. Flower c. 0.4-0.5 cm long. Dorsal sepal narrowly ovate, keeled outside. Lateral sepals at the base much wider than dorsal sepal, keeled outside. Petals as long as the dorsal sepal but much narrower. Lip 3-lobed, longer than the sepals, fleshy, on the disc with prominent raised nerves; lateral lobes minute; midlobe rounded, obtuse. Column short, clinandrium muriculate outside.
(after Bailey, 1903).

Colours: Not known.

Habitat: Not known.

Flowering time in the wild: Not known.

Distribution: New Guinea (endemic).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua New Guinea (Mt. Deakin).

Notes: A very imperfectly described species of sect. Biloba.