Dendrobium finetianum Schltr.1906 SECTION Section Finetianthe Ormerod 2002TYPE for the Section

Inflorescence

Plant in situ New Caledonia

Rarer red lipped form

red lipped plant in situ New Caledonia Photos by Edouard Faria

Fragrance Partial sunHot"Cool" Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name Finet's Dendrobium [French Botanist later 1800's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Caledonia in rain forests at elevations of 150 to 1250 meters as a small to large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, slender, woody, slightly zigzag stems carrying deciduous, spreading to erect, leathery, linear, bilobed leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on several, erect to spreading, racemose, .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, 5 to 20 flowered inflorescence arising on leafy or leafless canes and carry fragrant flowers

Synonyms Bouletia finetiana (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Grastidium finetianum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Contributions to the Flora of New Caledonia Schlechter 1906; Das Pflanzenreich Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societie Neo-Caledonienne d'Orchidophile 1995 photo ok; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Dendrobiums Wood 2006 photo ok; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014

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