Dendrobium schuitemanii Thoerle & P.O'Byrne 2010 SECTION Cadetia

Another Angle Photos by Greg Allikas

Part shadeWarmFall

Common Name or Meaning Schuiteman's Dendrobium [Dutch Botanist at Kew current]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm] long

Found on Biak Island in New Guinea without locality as a mini-mniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, sometimes twisting, tapering towards the base, constricted above a basal swelling, roughly 4 sided, green with an apical black ring, lower third enveloped by a close fitting, brown, ribbed sheath, shredding with age, with 1 to 2 persistent basal sheaths as well pseudobulbs carrying a single, terminal, moer or less erect, sometimes curving, elliptical to ovate-elliptic, green, coriaceous, smooth above, slightly roughened beneath, acute to obtuse apically, unequally and minutely bilobed leaf that blooms in the fall on a peduncel .16 to .2" [4 to 5 mm] long, with 1 to 2 close fittiing, brown, basal, bracts, arising through a spathe, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest Vol 74 #4 O'Byrne & Thoerle 2010 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #11 2016 photo ok;