Cadetia hispida (A.Rich.) Schltr. 1912 SECTION Cadetia Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Shaggy Cadetia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Santa Cruz Islands and Vanuatu? in mangroves or lowland forests as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, erect, cylindrical, gradually thickening towards the apex, 5 to 6 longitudinally channeled, yellow green to green stems carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, very thick, leathery, linear-oblong, tapering to an obtuse to rounded notched apex, abruptly narrows below into he base leaf that can bloom at any time of the year on a short, successively 1 to 2, several flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms Cadetia adenantha Schltr. 1912; Callista hispida (A.Rich.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium adenanthum (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912; Dendrobium guadalcanalense Guillaumin 1965; *Dendrobium hispidum A.Rich. 1834

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Dendrobium hispida drawing ok; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 photo ok; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 drawing fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;