Cadetia imitans Schltr. 1912 SECTION Ptero-Cadetia

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

Full shadeCool Spring

Common Name The Imitative Cadetia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in montane forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to cylindrical, somewhat angled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, oblanceolate-ligulate, apiculate, glabrous leaf that blooms in the spring on a terminal, successively single, 2 to 3, flowered inflorescence arising through a compressed spathe

Synonyms Cadetia lactiflora Schltr. 1922; Dendrobium lactiflorum (Schltr.) J.J.Sm.1934; Dendrobium subretusum J.J.Sm. 1912;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing hmm; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 drawing fide;