Inobulbon muricatum (Finet) Kraenzl. 1910 Photo by © Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile


Comparison drawing of the 2 species of Inobulbon Drawings by © Bulletin de la Société botanique de France, vol. 50: t. 14 (1903) [C. Kastner and The Plant Illustrations Website


Common Name The Pointy Inobulbon

Flower Size .53" [1.3 cm]

Endemic to New Caledonia at elevations of 400 to 1300 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with 10 noded pseudobulbs with numerous long fibers all about carrying 2, elliptic, thick, heavy ribbed leaves that blooms in the late spring through fall on a slender, from the nodes beneath the apex of the pseudobulb, branched, 12" [30 cm] long, densely 8 to 25 flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms *Dendrobium muricatum Finet 1903; Sarcopodium muricatum (Finet) Rolfe 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 as Dendrobium muricatum drawing fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobium H Wood 2006 as Dendrobium muricatum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #2 2019 photo fide;