Cadetia taylori [F. Mueller]Schlechter 1912 SECTION Cadetia

Plant and Flower

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Common Name Taylor's Cadetia [Australian First Collector of Species 1900's] - In Australia The Smooth Burr Orchid

Flower Size Less than 3/4" [1.5 cm]

This species is from eastern Australia and New Guinea and found at sealevel up to 1400 meters on trees and rocks in tropical rainforest, open forest and in mangrove swamps and is a hot to cool growing, miniature sized, densly tufted, epiphytic plant, with small, pencil-like, shallowly sulcate pseudobulbs subtended by a close sheathing bract and carrying 2, apical, oblong, suberect, emarginate leaves that blooms repeatedly in the spring through fall at the base of the leaf and the top of the pseudobulb with a small, short-lived, solitary, vanilla scented flower, opening in succession over months

This orchid needs moderate shade and plenty of water while growing and a lessening after maturity. Potting or mounting on tree fern are fine as well as cold to hot temperatures and high humidity and watering year round.

Synonyms *Bulbophyllum taylori F. Meuller 1874; Cadetia uniflos (F.M.Bailey) M.T.Mathieson 2010; Dendrobium hispidum var. taylorii (F.Muell.) F.M.Bailey 1885; Dendrobium taylori [F. Mueller]Fitz. 1884; Dendrobium uniflos F. M. Bailey 1884

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Dendrobium hispida var taylori; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo ok; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 photo; Flora's Orchids, The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1992 Drawing fide; ; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002 photo good; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good; Dendrobium and its relatives Lavarack, Stocker and Harris 2006 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok?; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #1 2012 as Dendrobium taylori photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016;