Cadetia echinocarpa Schltr. 1912 SECTION Cadetia

Another Flower Photos by Karl Sernghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep Shade Hot Summer

Common Name The Spiny Seed Pod Cadetia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea and the Bismark Archipelago in sea level rainforests as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte that blooms in the summer on a short, single flowered inflorescence holding the flower at the leaf base and arising through a dry spathe and has a pubescent pedicel and ovary.

CAUTION the photo quality is not good enough to ensure a positive ID So please use with caution.

Synonyms Dendrobium echinocarpum (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 drawing hmm; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 drawing hmm; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 as C aff echinocarpa drawing good; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo ok