Dendrobium samoense P.J.Cribb 1983 SECTION Spatulata

Inflorescence Photos by Karl Senghas . and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot Warm

Common Name or Meaning The Samoan Dendrobium

Flower Size .72 to .88" [1.8 to 2.2 cm]

Found in Samoa in littoral, lowland and montane forests at elevations of sea level to 600 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, cane-like, leafy stems carrying distichous, coriaceous, elliptic to ovate-elliptic, obtuse to rounded apically leaves that blooms on an erect, 8 to 18" [20 to 45 cm] long, laxly 10 to 20 flowered inflorscence with ovate-triangular, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Durabaculum samoense (P.J.Cribb) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 drawing/Photo fide;