Den. Sec. Tetrodon



Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Dendrobiinae

Dendrobium Section Tetrodon was recently moved into generic status by M.A.Clem.& D.L.Jones; however, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Monocot List (Ref. 4.) does not recognize this as a separate genus. Species in this section are closely related to those in Section Inobulbum. The Section is in Subgenus Athecebium, which include plants without leaf sheaths. The plants occur in rainforests at moderate altitudes in areas of strong light, but year-round humidity. Pseudobulbs are short, squat, and flattened with two leaves at the apex. The few to many, medium-sized flowers occur on long racemes or sparsely branched inflorescences. Lips are 3-lobed with a prominent mentum.

Culture: For cultural recommendations, literature, such as Reference 1 & 2, is strongly encouraged.


Number of species:

Two species: Den. oppositifolius, Den. petrophyllum


Restricted to New Caledonia.

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