!Inobulbon munificum Schltr. & Kraenzl. 1910 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower Photo by Jorge Alejandro Paulete Scaglia and Ron Parsons.

Flower Closeup Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website


Common Name The Rich-Blooming Inobulbon

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3.1 cm]

Endemic to New Caledonia, this fascinating plant weaves a "basket" around its swollen pseudobulbs at maturity. Arching, pendant, branching, 18" [50 cm] long, inflorescence emerge from the base and branch out with many flowers about the size of a 50 cent piece. Grows warm to cool with moderate light. Often blooms twice a year in the late spring through fall.

Synonyms Dendrobium munificum (Finet) N.Halle 1977; *Dendrobium munificum Schlechter 1912; Dendrobium muricatum var. munificum Finet 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing fide; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 as Dendrobium munificum drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 11 1987as Dendrobium munificum photo fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995 as Dendrobium munificum photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as Dendrobium munificum; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as Dendrobium muricatum; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 12 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as Dendrobium munificum photo fide