Dendrobium crassicaule Schltr. 1906 SECTION Kinetochilus Photo by Jean Jacques Villegente and The Endemia New Caledonia Website

Another Angle

Another Angle Photo by Pierre Bivoit and his Picasa Orchid Photo Website

Plant and Flowers in situ New Caledonia Photo by Bernard Suprin and The Endemia New Caledonia Website

Common Name The Thick Stemmed Dendrobium

Flower Size .75" [ 1.8 cm]

Found in southeastern New Caledonia on small mossy trees at elevations of 700 to 1500 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a greenish-yellow, quadrangular stem carrying 9 to 11, in the upper half, short, leathery, linear, deeply and unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, 4" [10 cm] long, 3 to 9 flowered inflorescence

A Slab mount, bright light and excellent air circulation as well as even watering conditions year round which allow a drying between waterings will ensure a happy orchid.

Synonyms Kinetochilus crassicaule (Schltr.) Brieger 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *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; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Kinetochilus crassicaule; Native Orchids of New Caledonia SNCO 1995 photo good; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo ok;