Dendrobium cymatoleguum Schltr. 1906 SECTION Macrocladium

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Bernard Suprin/Jean-Louis Ruiz and The Endemia NC Website

Part shadeHot Warm Winter Spring

Common Name The ? Dendrobium

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in southern New Caledonia in strand forests and serpentine bland at elevations of 50 to 750 meters as a giant sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with bamboo-like, slender stems carrying short, pinkish green to grey blue, linear-ligulate, obtuse, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on lateral, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cannaeorchis cymatoleguum (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1997 publ. 1998; Dendrobium schinzianum Kraenzl. 1929; Grastidium cymatoleguum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Grastidium schinzianum (Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Contributions to the Flora of New Caledonia Schlechter 1906; Contributions to the Flora of New Caledonia Schlechter 1906 as D cymatolegum var major; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo-Caledonienne d'Orchidophilie 1995 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996;