Dendrobium kraemeri Schltr. 1914 SECTION Pedilonum Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website


Common Name Kraemer's Dendrobium [German Orchid Collector late 1800's to early 1900's]

Flower Size 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm]

Found in the Caroline Islands in dense forests as well as open park-like land with trees at elevations of 20 to 500 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with cylindrical, fleshy stems that are uniformly leafy and carry many, elliptic-lanceolate, to lanceolate-linear, thin leaves that is rounded at the unequally bilobed tip and contracted at the base and blooms in the late winter and early spring on a lateral, 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm] long, 10 to 26 flowered inflorescence arising most often on leafless stems.

This Dendrobium requires no winter rest from water or fertilizer, treat it the same year round, wet and feed well.

Synonyms Dendrobium pseudokraemeri Fukuy. 1937

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchids of Micronesia Schlechter 1914; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D pseudokrameri; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo ok; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as D pseudokrameri;