Dendrobium kauldorumii T.M.Reeve 1980 SECTION Latouria

Inflorescence Photos by Lourens Grobler

Part shade Cool ColdSpring

Common Name Kauldorum's Dendrobium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in eastern Papua New Guinea at elevations of 1800 to 2200 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with close set, slightly swollen basally, stout, purple to brown stems enveloped by papery sheaths and carryng, 2 to 3, spreading, green, purple suffused leaves that blooms in the spring on a 8" [20 cm] long, laxly, 3 to 15 flowered inflorescence with long-lasting, nodding flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobiums Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo ok