Dendrobium cochliodes Schltr. 1912 SECTION Spatulata 2002 Photo courtesy of David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum Pages Copyright


Common Name The Shell-Like Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.5 to 2" [3.75 cm to 5cm]

Found in Papua and New Guinea and Irian Jaya at elevations of 400 to 1600 meters in mist forests on high branches of solitary exposed trees near water as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with erect, sturdy stems carrying 4 to 6, oblong to elliptic, 2 ranked leaves clustered towards the apex and blooms in the spring, summer and fall on an axillary, erect to arching, 8 to 14" [20 to 35 cm] long, several to many [6 to 30] flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes near the apex of the cane.

Synonyms Dendrobium ruidilobum J.J. Sm. 1934; Durabaculum cochliodes (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Durabaculum ruidilobum (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; Neue Orchideen Papuasiens J J Smith 1934; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo fide; The Antelope Dendrobiums Cribb 1985 photo fide/drawing fide; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; 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; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide