Dendrobium catillare Rchb.f. 1868 SECTION Pedilonum Photos courtesy of John M. Miller, Ph.D

Full Shade Hot Cool Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Parasite Dendrobium

Flower Size 1" when spread [2.5 cm when spread]

Found in Fiji and Samoa in open to dense forests often near lakes and swamps at elevations of 250 to 1500 meters as a small to giant sized, pendant, hot to cool growing epiphyte with curving, many noded, yellow stems carrying several, distichous, slightly coriaceous, linear-ligulate to lanceolate, subacute to acute leaves arising near the apex of the stem that blooms at most any time of the year on a .6" [1.5 cm] long, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with narrowly triangular, and obscurely spotted bracts and arising on leafy and occassionally on leafless stems and carrying flowers that do not open well.

Synonyms Callista glossotis (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium glomeriflorum Kraenzl. 1895; Dendrobium glossotis Rchb.f. 1878; Dendrobium sertatum Rolfe 1909; Pedilonum glossotis (Rchb.f.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as D glossotis; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1878 as D glossotis; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 D glomeriflorum; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D glossotis; Allertonia Vol 5 No 1 Kores 1989; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D glomeriflorum; The Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo ok;