Dendrobium schneiderae F.M.Bailey 1886

SECTION Monophyllaea Photo by Bill, Jan, and Craig Miles and The Orchid Species Plus webpage

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

Plant and Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Tony Watkinson and the Species Orchid Society of Western Australia Copyright 2006 All rights reserved

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Common Name Mrs. Schneider's Dendrobium [Australian Orchid Collector 1800's] - In Australia The Small Moon Orchid

Flower Size .28 to .36" [.7 to .9 cm]

An eastern Australian, cold to warm growing, mini-miniature sized epiphyte or lithophyte that is found high up in rainforest trees or in small dense clumps on rocks at altitudes of 450 to 1500 meters with close set, clumping, conical to ovoid, shallowly ribbed pseudobulbs carrying subterminal, 1 to 3, erect to suberect; stiff, thinly leathery oblong, obtuse to subacute leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on a semipendulous, to 2.4 to 6.8" [6 to 17 cm] long, racemose, simultaneously few to many flowered inflorescence that arises apically from the new canes carrying campanulate, fragrant flowers.

Fertilizer and water should be greatly reduced through the fall and into winter resuming only with new growth in the spring.

Synonyms Australorchis eungellensis D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Australorchis schneiderae (F.M. Bailey) Brieger 1981; Dendrobium schneiderae F.M.Bailey var major 1888; Dendrobium schneiderae var. major Rupp 1939

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; The Orchids of New South Wales Rupp 1969; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Australorchis schniederiae; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 drawing/photo fide; Miniature Orchids McQueens 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 11 1993 photo; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 2 2003 photo; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Australorchis eungellensis photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Australorchis schneiderae photo fide; A Compendioum of Miniature Orchid Species Vol 1 Parsons and Gerritsen 2013 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroidee Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 drawing/photo fide;

Dendrobium schneiderae var major F.M. Bailey 1888

SECTION Monophyllaea Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage

Synonyms Australorchis eungellensis D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Dendrobium schneiderae F.M.Bailey var major 1888; Dendrobium schneiderae var. major Rupp 1939

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 drawing/photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Australorchis eungellensis photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photos fide;

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