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

Part shadeHot LATESummer Fall

Common Name Takadu's Cadetia

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 400 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to thin, acutely four angled, attenuate below pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, glabrous, coriaceous, shiny, subfalcate-ligulate, obtuse, apically minutely cut leaf that blooms in the late summer and fall on an apical, erect to suberect, compressed, shortly acuminate, .4 to .6" [1 to .5 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 takadui (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide;