Dendrobium poissonianum Schltr. 1906 SECTION Eleutheroglossum

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flower Photos by © Gildas Gateblé/Jean Jacques Villegente and The Endemia New Caledonia Website


Common Name or Meaning Poisson's Dendrobium [American Nurseryman current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Caledonia in humid scrub forests at elevations of 400 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with basally swollen, nearly cylindrical above, in a straight line stems carrying 2 to 3 per growth, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on one to several, zigzag, 2 to 5.2" [5 to 13 cm] laxly 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Eleutheroglossum poissonianum (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Contributions to the Flora of New Caledonia Schlechter 1906; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo Caledonienne d Orchidophile 1995 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo