Dendrobium sarcochilus Finet 1903

SECTION Macrocladium Schlechter 1906 Photo by © Jean Jacques Villegente and The Endemia New Caledonia Website

Part Sun Hot Spring THROUGH Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Fleshy Lip Dendrobium

Flower Size .52" [1.3 cm]

Found in New Caledonia along forest edges at elevations around 150 meters as a giant sized, hot growing terrestrial with tall, woody, bamboo-like canes carrying, distichous, linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms spring through fall on several, lateral, to 4" [10 cm] long, successively few, 8 to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cannaeorchis megalorhiza (Kraenzl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1997 publ. 1998; Cannaeorchis sarcochilus (Finet) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1997 publ. 1998; Dendrobium megalorhizum Kraenzl. 1929; Dendrobium sarcochilus var. megalorhizum (Kraenzl.) N.Hallé 1977; Grastidium megalorhizum (Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983; Grastidium sarcochilus (Finet) Brieger 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzenreich Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Grastidium sarcochilum photo plant only; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as Cannaeorchis sarcochilus photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014