Cadetia maideniana (Schltr.) Schltr. 1912 SECTION Eu-Cadetia

Another Flower

Plant with seed pods Photos by M A Clements/Gary Sankowsky and The Australian Tropical Rainforests Orchids Website

Common Name The Coastal Burr Cadetia

Flower Size .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm]

Found in northeastern Queensland on rocks and trees in rainforests at elevations of 5 to 250 meters as a minaiture sized, hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte with slender, flattened, wider at the apex stems carrying a single, dark green, thin-textured, notched leaf that blooms in the summer through fall on a short, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cadetia hispida Dockrill 1961; *Dendrobium maidenianum Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as Dendrobium maidenianum; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and its relatives Lavarack, Stocker and Harris 2006 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 Photo hmm