Cadetia albiflora (Ridl.) Schltr. 1912 SECTION Cadetia

Side View of Flower Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Deep Shade Hot Spring Fall

Common Name The White-Flowered Cadetia

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

Found in New Guinea in rainforests at elevations of 150 to 200 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with slender, close set stems carrying a single, erect, linear-ligulate, fleshy- coriaceous, apiculate leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a terminal, single flowered inflorescence arising from a spathe.

Synonyms *Dendrobium albiflorum Ridl. 1886

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Dendrobium albiflorum; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Andre Schuiteman 2013 as Dendrobium albiflorum photo fide