Dendrobium tetraedre (Blume) Lindl. 1830 SECTION Crumenata

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Plant Photos by James B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Rectangular Dendrobium

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Java and Sumatra in deep, moist shade at elevations around 500 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with thick, ribbed, quadrangular pseudobulbs giving rise to an elongate, thin, wiry, occasionally branching stem carrying linear, minutely and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer on short, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of leafy and leaflless stems.

Synonyms Aporum strigosum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Aporum tetraedre (Blume) Brieger 1981; Callista tetraedris (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Ceraia strigosa (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Ceraia tetraedris (Blume) M.A.Clem. 2003; Dendrobium strigosum Schltr. 1911; *Onychium tetraedre Blume 1825;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Contributions to the Knowledge of the Orchid Flora of Sumatra Schlechter 1911 as D strigosum; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Aporum tetraedre; Orchids of Java J B Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000; Orchids Of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide