Cadetia chionantha Schltr. 1912 SECTION Sarcocadetia

Photo by Weyman Bussey, plant grown by Judy Carney.

Common Name The Snow White Cadetia

Flower Size 5/16" [7 mm]

Found in New Guinea at elevations of 1300 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with cylindrical, slightly tapering towards the apex pseudobulbs and carrying a single, narrowly linear, acute leaf that blooms in the fall on a 1 to 3" [2.5 to 7.5 cm] single flowered inflorescence with vanilla scented flowers.

Synonyms Cadetia dischorensis Schltr. 1912; Cadetia furcillata (J.J.Sm.) A.D.Hawkes 1965; Dendrobium chionanthum Schltr. 1906; Dendrobium dischorense (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912; Dendrobium furcillatum J.J.Sm. 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Dendrobium chionanthum; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 as C dischorensis drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 drawing fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006;Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo ok; Dendrobium and its relatives Lavarack, Stocker and Harris 2006 photo fide; Miniature Orchids Frownie 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 1 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 photo ok;