Dendrobium deplanchei Rchb.f. 1876SECTION Grastidium

Flower lip detail

Plant in situ New Caledonia Photos by C Laudereau/Gildas Gateble/Villegente and The Endemia New Caledonia Website

Part Shade Warm LATERSpring EARLIERSummer

Common Name DePlanche's Dendrobium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Caledonia along mountain foot paths in the litter found on the border of humid forests at elevations of 700 to 1000 meters as a giant sized, warm growing terrestrial with bamboo-like, sometimes branching stems carrying many, all along the stem, brownish to olive green leaves that blooms in the later spring and earlier summer on a long, 6 to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cannaeorchis deplanchei (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1997 publ. 1998; Grastidium deplanchei (Rchb.f.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzenreich Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Baker 1996