Dendrobium camaridiorum Rchb.f. 1876 SECTION Grastidium Photo by Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile


Plant and Flower in situ New Caledonia Photos by Edouard Faria

Partial sunHot"Cool" winter Spring Summer

Common Name The Camaridium-Like Dendrobium

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in New Caledonia in rain forests, strand forests and on rocks in shade at elevations of 50 to 900 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing, grass-like epiphyte or lithophyte with numerous rooting branches carrying 6 to 8 per branch, grass-like, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on a very short, 2 flowered inflorescence that arise from the nodes between the leaves along the cane of a new mature growth and carrying fragile flowers that last but a day.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Contributions to the Flora of New Caledonia Schlechter 1906; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societie Neo-Caledonienne d'Orchidophile 1995 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobiums Wood 2006 photo fide