Cadetia quinqueloba Schltr. 1912 SECTION Sarco-cadetia

Plant and Flower Photos courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Deep Shade Cool Cold Winter Spring and Fall

Common Name The 5-Lobed Cadetia

Flower Size .4" [1cm]

Found in New Guinea on mossy tree trunks, on steep roadbanks and on mossy rocks in montane forests at elevations of 1500 to 2700 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte, terrestrial or lithophyte with close set, terete, weakly 4 ribbed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear to linear-oblong or linear elliptic, cuneate below into the base, obtuse to subacute, minutely bilobulate, mucronate with the mucro longer than the lobules leaf that blooms in the winter, spring or fall on a terminal, solitary, rarely 2 in succession, .1 to .2" [3 to 4 mm] long inflorescence.

Synonyms Cadetia major Schltr. 1912; Dendrobium majus (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912; Dendrobium quinquelobum (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 drawing good; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 as C major drawing good; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo ok

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