Dendrobium austrocaledonicum Schlecter 1906 SECTION Distichophyllae Hkr.f

Plant and Flowers

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Part sun Hot WarmSpring Summer

Common Name The Australia to New Caledonia Dendrobium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu in lowland and montane rainforests at elevations of 10 to 900 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, ribbed, slightly basally swollen stems carrying distichous, oblong, articulated to the leaf sheaths below, unequally bilobed apically, light yellow green leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a lateral, solitary flowered, short inflorescence.

Comparison photos for ID Lips Spread See also D revolutum

Synonyms Dendrobium cerinum Schltr. 1906; Dendrobium critae-rubrae Guillaumin 1956; Dendrobium garayanum A.D. Hawkes & A. Heller 1957; Dendrobium inaequale Finet 1903; Dendrobium mendoncanum A.D. Hawkes 1963; Dendrobium xanthophaeum Schltr. 1912; Distichorchis cerina M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Distichorchis xanthophaea (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Contributions to the Flora of New Caledonia Schlechter 1906 as D inaequale; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as D xanthophaeum drawing fide; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 drawing fide; ; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 as D uniflorum photo fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo-Caledonnienne d'Orchidophilie 1995 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D xanthophaeum; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Andre Schuiteman 2013 photo fide