Dendrobium calcaratum A.Rich. 1834 SECTION Pedilonum Type Drawing by A Richards and The Plant Illustration Website

Part sun HotWarm Summer Fall

Common Name The Spurred Dendrobium

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm] long

Found in New Guinea, the Bismark Archipelago, the Solomon Islands, Samoa, Santa Cruz Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futna islands in mangroves to montane forests at elevations of sea level to 850 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, ribbed, pendulous, yellow green turning maroon with age stems carrying deciduous, distichous, coriaceous, ligulate to oblong-lanceolate, acute, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on several lateral, from nodes on the leafless stems, to .8" [2 cm] long, densely 10 to 18 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Dendrobium achillis Rchb.f. 1878; Dendrobium calcaratum subsp. papillatum Dauncey 2003; Dendrobium separatum Ames 1932; Dendrobium triviale Kraenzl. 1898; Pedilonum separatum (Ames) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum triviale (Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D triviale drawing ok; Revision of the Orchids of German Samoa Schlechter 1910/11 as D triviale; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 as D separatum photo fide; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo ok; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo good; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014

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