Dendrobium steatoglossum Rchb.f. 1876 SECTION Macrocladium

Plant and Flower

Inflorescence

Plant and Flowers in situ New Caledonia Photos by Edouard Faria

part sunHotWarm Spring

Common Name The ? Tongued Dendrobium [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in New Caledonia at elevations of sealevel to 800 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a bamboo-like cane stem carrying many linear, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a successively single to 2, several flowered, racemose inflorescence

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societie Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo ok;

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