Dendrobium antennatum Lindley 1843 SECTION Spatulata TYPE for the Section

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Side View Of Flower

Photo by Marius Wasbauer

Common Name The Antennae Dendrobium - Antelope Orchid - In Australia The Green Antelope Orchid

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Queensland Australia, Papua and New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and surrounding islands on high tree branches in coastal forest, mangrove swamps, savannah and rainforests at elevations below 1200 meters, this small to large sized, hot to cool growing species has erect, cylindrical, cane-like, basally swollen pseudobulbs with coriaceous, narrowly oblong leaves, and a lax, to 10" [25 cm] long, 3 to 15 flowered inflorescence that may be stiff, horizontal or curved and arises from nodes near the apex of the pseudobulb. They have longlasting, fragrant rose floral scented flowers that occur in the summer months. Even, year round humid conditions with bright light suit this plant fine.

This myrmecophilus species is often found in conjunction with ants and may benefit from their presence.

Synonyms Callista antennata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Ceratobium antennatum (Lindl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Ceratobium dalbertisii (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002 ; *Dendrobium d'albertissi Rchb.f 1878

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1892 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D d'albertisii; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as D antennatum var albertisii; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photos fide; Orchids of Asia Soon 1980 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 10 1981 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 10 1981 as D antennatum var dalbertsii photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 15 #1 Luer & Escobar 1981 Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 photo good; The Antelope Dendrobiums Cribb 1985 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 11 1986 photo fide; Simon & Schuster's Guide to Orchids Orchids 1988 photo fide; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 3 1991 photo fide; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 Photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 3 1992 photo fide; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Botanica's Orchids 2002 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 #10 2007 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Ceratobium dalbertisii photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Andre Schuiteman 2013 photo fide; Le Petit Larousse des Orchidees Lecoufle, Barthelemy & Schmidt 2013 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014; Dendrobium of Borneo J J Wood 2014l Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #1 2019 photo fide