Den. Sec. Kinetochilus

Schlechter 1981


Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Dendrobiinae

Plants in this section grow as epiphytes or lithophytes at moderate altitudes (700 to 1200 meters) in mist/rain forests with year-round high humidity and fairly low light levels. The Section is most closely related to Section Macrocladium and Genus Grastidium. This section is in Subgenus Dendrobium, which contains plants with leaves born on a sheathing base and stems fleshy for the entire length. The stems are long and slender with numerous aerial plantlets in several of the species. Inflorescences have one to three or three to nine (Den. crassicaule) small flowers with a moveable, undivided lip similar to Bulbophyllum. Flowers either self-pollinate and do not open at all (Den cleistogamum) or always remain fairly closed.

Culture: The culture in the data below are averages. For growing data for specific species, literature, such as Reference 1 & 2, are recommended.

Number of species:

The World Monocot Checklist recognizes 3 species in the Section: Den. cleistogamum, Den. pectinatum, Den. crassicaule


New Caledonia

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