Cadetia chionantha

Cadetia chionantha

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Cadetia
Species: Cad. chionantha
Binomial name
Cadetia chionantha
Schltr. 1912

Cadetia chionantha is a species of genus Cadetia


Plant blooms in the fall with a single 7 mm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant with the scent of vanilla.


Plant is found growing in New Guinea at elevations of 1300 to 1800 meters


Plant grows in warm temperatures with medium amounts of light. Keep plant moist and fertilize during growth season. During winter reduce watering until new shoots appear. Grow in a well drain mix of sphagnum moss or small fir bark. Plants are best grown mounted


Common Names:The Snow White Cadetia


  1. Cadetia dischorensis Schltr. 1912
  2. Cadetia furcillata (J.J.Sm.) A.D.Hawkes 1965
  3. Dendrobium chionanthum Schltr. 1906
  4. Dendrobium dischorense (Schltr.) J.J.Sm. 1912
  5. Dendrobium furcillatum J.J.Sm. 1929

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