Dendrobium crassifolium Schltr. 1906 SECTION Grastidium

Plant and Flowers Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation At the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Thick Leafed Dendrobium

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in New Caledonia, Santa Cruz Islands and Vanuatu in wet humid montane forests along streams on trees at elevations of 30 to 900 meters as a small to giant sized, ho to warm growing epiphyte with clustered stems arising from a very short rhizome and has unequally bilobed, leathery leaves that twist and all face the same direction arising from near the apex of the stem and blooms in the fall, winter and late spring on a short, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence that arises from opposite of the leaf bases and carries fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Contributions to the Flora of New Caledonia Schlechter 1906; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002

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