Cadetia lucida Schltr. 1912 SECTION Ptero-Cadetia Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shadeHot LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Shiny Cadetia [refers to the shiny leaves]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 100 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to obscurely quadrangular pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, glabrous, coriaceous, shiny, ligulate-oblong, obtuse, apically minutely cut, basally rouned below into the base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an apical, compressed, elliptic, apiculate, .28" [.7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Schlecther states that the flowers are white with a yellow middle lobe to the lip and a red spot on the anther.

Synonyms Dendrobium danipense Ormerod 2014; *Dendrobium lucidum (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912

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