Cadetia arfakensis (J.J.Sm.) Schltr. 1922 SECTION Ptero-cadetia

Side View of Flower

Plant and 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 Cool Winter THROUGHSpring

Common Name The Arfak Mountain Cadetia [Mountain range in New Guinea]

Flower Size 5/8" [1.7cm]

Found in New Guinea in montane and limestone hill forests at elevations of 600 to 1900 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with close set, erect, slender, slightly thickeniong in the upper part stem carrying a single apical, erect, subfalcate, obliquely linear-lanceolate, fleshy-coriaceous, obtuse basally, unequally and acutely bidentate apically leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal, several succssively single flowered inflorescence arising through a linear-triangular spathe.

Synonyms *Dendrobium arfakense J.J.Sm. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002