Dendrobium fractiflexum Finet 1903 SECTION Macrocladium

Inflorescence Photos by Edouard Faria

part shadeHotWarm Spring

Common Name The Fractiflex Dendrobium [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm]

Found in southern New Caledonia in rainforests along streams at elevations around 200 to 800 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a bamboo-like cane stem carrying towards the apex, many, blue green, linear, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a lateral, pendent, 3 to 15 flowered, racemose inflorescence

Synonyms Cannaeorchis fractiflexa (Finet) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1997 publ. 1998; Grastidium fractiflexum (Finet) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Contributions to the Flora of New Caledonia Schlechter 1906; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 drawing ok; The Orchidaceae of German New Guiinea Schlechter 1912; 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; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as Cannaeorchis fractiflexum photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Cannaeorchis fractiflexa drawing/photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo good; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014