Dendrobium pectinatum Finet 1903 SECTION Kinetochilus TYPE for the Section Photo by Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile

Another Flower Photo by Pierre Bivoit and The Endemia New Caledonia Website

Common Name The Combed Dendrobium [refers to the leaf arrangement]

Flower Size .32 to .4" [.8 to 1 cm]

Found in New Caledonia in trees at elevations around 900 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with densely clustered, 4 angled, zigzag above stems carrying many, lanceolate, very unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on several, short, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Kinetochilus pectinatus (Finet) Brieger 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Contributions to the Flora of New Caledonia Schlechter 1906; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 drawing ok; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Kinetochilus pectinatus; Native Orchids of New Caledonia SNCO 1995 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo ok; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014