Dendrobium canaliculatum R. Brown 1810 SECTION Spatulata Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Eka Mulja Tjipta.

MID MID

Common Name The Grooved Leaf Dendrobium - In Australia The Brown Tea Tree Orchid

Flower Size 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Australia and New Guinea as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte where it grows on the bark of the melaleuca tree [a major pest tree in South Florida so cut one down and mount a Dendrobium] at sealevel to 500 meters in altitude with fusiform, enveloped in sheaths, sulcate with age canes carrying 2 to 6, towards the apex, linear, subcylindrical, very fleshy, grooved on the upper side, acute leaves. They bloom from midwinter till mid spring on an erect to arcuate, 4 to 16" [10 to 40 cm] long, axillary, densely many flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from the nodes near the apex of each old and new growth, each carrying fragrant flowers that love high light, humidity and regular waterings till winter when it should be slowed down.

This species is best mounted on cork or tree fern and needs bright light and hot to warm temperatures with a dry winter.

Synonyms Callista canaliculata (R. Br.) Kuntze 1891; Callista foelschei (F. Muell.) Kuntze 1891; Callista tattoniana Kuntze 1891; Cepobaculum canaliculatum (R.Br.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Cepobaculum foelschei (F.Muell.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Cepobaculum tattonianum (Bateman ex Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Dendrobium canaliculatum var. foelschei (F.Muell.) Rupp & T.E.Hunt 1948; Dendrobium canaliculatum var. nigrescens Nicholls 1942; Dendrobium canaliculatum var. pallidum Dockrill 1956; Dendrobium canaliculatum var. tattonianum (Bateman ex Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1865; Dendrobium foelschei F. Mueller 1882; Dendrobium tattonianum Bateman 1865

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo fide; Orchids of Asia Soon 1980; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 10 1981 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981; The Antelope Dendrobiums Cribb 1985 photo fide/drawing fide; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 drawing/photo fide; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 as D canaliculatum var foelschei drawing fide; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 as D canaliculatum var nigrescens drawing fide; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 as D canaliculatum var pallidum; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 3 1992 photo fide; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 Photo fide; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992 photo fide; Miniature Orchids McQueens 1992 photo fide; Miniature Orchids McQueens 1992 as D canaliculatum var nigrescens photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D foelschei; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D tattonianum; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 5 1999 photo; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Botanica's Orchids 2002 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 photo good; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as D foelschii; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as D tattonianum photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Cepobaculum canaliculatum photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Cepobaculum foelschei photo good; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Cepobaculum tattonianum photo good; Mille Et Une miniOrchidees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014

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