Dendrobium vandifolium Finet 1903 SECTION Macrocladium

Another Flower Color

Plant and Flower Photos by © Gildas Gāteblé, Jean Jacques Villegente and Bernard Suprin The New Caledonia Endemia Website

Part Sun Hot Cool Fall Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Vanda Like Leaf Dendrobium

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in New Caledonia as a large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, strong, robust stem carrying many arcuate, strap-shaped leaves that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on numerous, axillary, drooping, 10 to 30 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cannaeorchis vandifolia (Finet) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1997 publ. 1998; Dendrobium vandifolium var. brevipedicellata Finet 1903; Grastidium vandifolium (Finet) Rauschert 1983

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

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