Dendrobium polycladium Rchb.f. 1876 SECTION Grastidium Photo by © Jean-Jacques Villegente and The Endemia New Caledonia Website

Drawing Drawing by © Nicolas Halle and The Endemia New Caledonia Website

Part Sun Cool Cold Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Many Twig Dendrobium

Flower Size .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm]

Found in New Caledonia in damaged scrubland and in forest at elevations of 1500 to 2300 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with bamboo-like, slender, branching and rebranching stems carrying many, above the middle, distichous, lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring, summer fall on an axillary, .8 to 1.2" [[2 to 3 cm] long, opposite the leaves, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cannaeorchis atractoglossa (N.Hallé) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1997 publ. 1998; Cannaeorchis delumbis (Kraenzl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones, Lasianthera 1: 139 (1997 publ. 1998; Cannaeorchis polycladium (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1997 publ. 1998; Dendrobium delumbe Kraenzl. 1929; Dendrobium polycladium var. atractoglossum N.Hallé 1977; Grastidium polycladium (Rchb.f.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo-Caledonienne d Orchidophiles 1995 Photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996

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