!Inobulbon munificum Schltr. & Kraenzl. 1910 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Jorge Alejandro Paulete Scaglia and Ron Parsons.

Flower Closeup Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website


Common Name The Rich-Blooming Inobulbon

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3.1 cm]

Endemic to New Caledonia, this fascinating plant weaves a "basket" around its swollen pseudobulbs at maturity. Arching, pendant, branching, 18" [50 cm] long, inflorescence emerge from the base and branch out with many flowers about the size of a 50 cent piece. Grows warm to cool with moderate light. Often blooms twice a year in the late spring through fall.

Synonyms Dendrobium munificum (Finet) N.Halle 1977; *Dendrobium munificum Schlechter 1912; Dendrobium muricatum var. munificum Finet 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 11 1987 photo as Dendrobium munificum; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995 as Dendrobium munificum photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as Dendrobium munificum; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as Dendrobium muricatum; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 12 1999 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as Dendrobium munificum photo fide