Dendrobium capra J.J. Sm. 1910 SECTION Spatulata Lindl. Photo by Dian Rahardjo and Orchid Photo Page


Common Name The Goat-Like Dendrobium [refers to the erect petals]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in the Lesser Sunda Islands and eastern Java at lower elevations as a miniature to medium sized, hot to warm growing epipihyte with erect, somewhat fractiflex, dull green, centrally swollen canes carrying 4 to 7, linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that are shiny green when young and may have black spots that blooms in the fall and early winter on an axillary, 4 to 12" [10 to 31 cm] long, laxly, 5 to 20 flowered inflorescence.

This species needs a dry winter rest for 1 to 2 months and fertilizer should be withheld until the spring.

Synonyms Cepobaculum capra (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 2 1982 drawingphoto fide; The Antelope Dendrobiums Cribb 1985 phopto fide/drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 photo fide