Dendrobium virotii Guillaumin 1941 SECTION Dendrobates TYPE for the Section

Plant and Flower in situ New Caledonia Photos by Edouard Faria

Partial shadeHot"Warm"LATE Spring

Common Name Virot's Dendrobium

Flower Size .3" [7mm]

Found in New Caledonia on montane slopes in rainforests and occasionally scrubland on tree trunks at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with leafy, grooved, slightly zigzag, branching stems carrying many, elliptic, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring on a 2 to 5" [5 to 12.5 cm] long, rarely branching, 6 to 22 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Dendrobates virotii (Guillaumin) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Grastidium virotii (Guillaumin) Rauschert 1983;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societie Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobiums Wood 2006 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014