Cadetia ceratostyloides [J.J. Sm.] Schltr. 1912 SECTION Cadetia

Plant and Flower Photos by Gary Yong Gee and his Orchid Website


Common Name The Ceratostylis-Like Cadetia

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in New Guinea as a miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with elongate, thin, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, conduplicate, basally narrowing into a petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on a very short, single flowered inflorescence with the flower held at the leaf and pseudobulb junction.

Synonyms *Dendrobium ceratostyloides J.J. Sm. 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Dendrobium ceratostyloides; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1985; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as Dendrobium ceratostyloides; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002