Cadetia funiformis (Blume) Schltr. 1912 SECTION Sarcocadetia Photo by André Schuiteman, courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Plant and Flower Photos by © Ed de Vogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Flower Closeup


Common Name or Meaning The Rope-Like Cadetia - In Australia The Creeping Moss Orchid

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

Found in New Guinea and Queensland Australia at elevations around 500 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing creeping epiphyte with a creeping to hanging, frequently branching, cylindrical rhizome with close set, knocked over to one side, narrowly ovoid to subcylindric to fusiform, ventrally channeled, shiny, light green, smooth becoming wrinkled with age pseudobulbs carrying a single, terminal, erect to decurving, darker green, thick, stiff to leathery, elliptic to ovate to oblong, equally acutely bilobed apically leaf that blooms in the fall through spring on a terminal, short, single flowered inflorescence arising through a very small, deltoid, brown black bract.

Synonyms Cadetia wariana Schltr. 1912; Callista funiformis (Blume) Kuntze 1891; *Dendrobium funiforme Blume 1849; Dendrobium warianum (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912; Sarcocadetia funiformis (Blume) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Sarcocadetia wariana (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Dendrobium funiforme drawing good; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 as C wariana drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981; Orchids of Borneo Vol 2 Vermuellen 1991; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 as C wariana drawing fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 as C wariana photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002 as Cadetia wariana photo ok; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 2 2003 photo as Cadetia wariana; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002 photo good; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Sarcocadetia wariana photo fide; Dendrobium and its relatives Lavarack, Stocker and Harris 2006 as C wariana photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 7 2017 AS dENDROBIUM FUNIFORME photo fide;