Dendrobium quadriferum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Amblyanthus Schlechter 1905 Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Fragrant Part Shade Warm Cool EARLYSummer

Common Name The Square Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, fleshy, laxly leaved stems carrying erect-patent, glabrous, lanceolate-elliptic, acuminate, cuneate below into the base leaves that blooms in the early summer on a lateral, subsessile, capituliform, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with elliptic, acute bracts

Schlechter states that the flowers are always cleistogamus, white and despite their cleistogamy they are quite fragrant

Synonyms Amblyanthe quadrifera (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 Drawing fide;