Dendrobium oppositifolium (Kraenzl.) N.Hallé 1977 SECTION Tetrodon Photo by © Julien Barrault and The Endemia New Caledonia Website

Plant in situ New Caledonia Photo by © Ben Caledonia and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Opposing Leaved Dendrobium

Flower Size 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm]

Found in New Caledonia in rainforests at elevations of 300 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with stems carrying 2, apical, erect to spreading, dark green, oval, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect to arching, branching, to 5" [12.5 cm] long, 2 to 12 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Dendrobium multilobatum Guillaumin 1957; *Eria oppositifolia Kraenzl. 1929; Tetrodon oppositifolius (Kraenzl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia SNCO 1995 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as Tetrodon oppositifolia photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Tetrodon oppositifolius Drawing fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014