Cadetia potamophila Schltr. 1912 SECTION Eu-Cadetia Photo by Wolfgang Bandisch and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Full shadeHot Spring

Common Name The River Loving Cadetia

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea on trees in lower montane forests at elevations around 200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to thin, terete, angled, striate pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy-coriaceous, glabrous, linear-ligulate, apiculate, apically concave with a minute apicule leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect to suberect, obtusely compressed, .2" [.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

The variety Cadetia potamophila var. kenejiae Schltr.1912 differs in the broader leaves and flowers with a longer pedicel.

Synonyms Cadetia potamophila var. kenejiae Schltr.1912; Dendrobium infortunatum J.J.Sm.1929; Dendrobium potamophila (Schltr.) J.J.Sm.1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 drawing fide; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo ok; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 as C aff potamophila drawing good; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide;