Cadetia transversiloba (J.J. Sm.) Schltr. 1912 SECTION Ptero-Cadetia

Plant in situ in New Guinea Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Another Flower? certainly related, lip and petal differences Photo by © Art Vogel

Leaf and Flower

Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch, Copyright © 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

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Common Name The Transverse Midlobe Cadetia

Flower Size 2/5" [8 mm]

Found in Papua and New Guinea and Irian Jaya as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 50 to 500 meters on mossy trunks of smaller trees in the understory of dense rainforests on ridges of hill-country that has an erect stem broadening gradually to the apex which has a single, apical, deeply conduplicate slightly decrved in the upper half, oblong leaf and blooms mostly in the fall, but can be any time on an apical, short inflorescence with a single flower held at the leaf base and the occasional flowers opening in succession one at a time.

Synonyms Cadetia heterochroma Schltr. 1912; Dendrobium heterochromum (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912 ; Dendrobium transversilobium J.J. Sm. 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1985 as C hetrerochroma drawing fide; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Dendrobium and its relatives Lavarack, Stocker and Harris 2006 photo fide;