Dendrobium polysema Schltr.

First published in K.M.Schumann & C.A.G.Lauterbach, Fl. Schutzgeb. Südsee, Nachtr.: 163 (1905)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Papua New Guinea. It is a pseudobulbous epiphyte and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

New Guinea

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Clements, M.A. & Spence, P. (2017). Re-interpretation of the Dendrobium polysperma Schltr. complex (Orchidaceae: Dendrobieae). Australian Orchid Review 82(2): 2-23.
  • Ormerod, P. (2017). Checklist of Papuasian Orchids: 1-494. Nature & Travel Books, Australia.
  • Plunkett, G.M., Ranker, T.A., Sam, C. & Balick, M.J. (2022). Towards a checklist of the vascular flora of Vanuatu. Candollea 77: 105-118.
  • Wood, J.J., Lamb, A. & O'Byrne, P. (2010). Dendrobium macrophyllum var.ternatense (section Latouria) in Borneo. Malesian Orchid Journal 6: 97-102.

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Dendrobium macrophyllum.]

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Clements, M.A. & Spence, P. (2017). Re-interpretation of the Dendrobium polysperma Schltr. complex (Orchidaceae: Dendrobieae). Australian Orchid Review 82(2): 2-23.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2007 Labat, J.N., et al. [3893] Vanuatu K000395743 Yes
Mason, L.M. [1765] K:SPC-28998.000 No
Metcalfe Solomon Islands K:SPC-51520.000 No
Chadim, V.A. Papua New Guinea K:SPC-42253.000 No
Robinson, R.W. [K 139] K:SPC-45064.000 No
Hunt, P.F. [2647] Solomon Islands K:SPC-28837.000 No
Papua New Guinea K:SPC-46204.000 No
Robinson, R.W. [K141] Vanuatu K:SPC-48494.000 No
Wheatley, J. [250] Vanuatu K:SPC-53513.000 No
Wickison, S. [38] Solomon Islands K:SPC-50049.000 No
Green, P. [RSNH 1348] Vanuatu K:SPC-43201.000 No
Cribb, P.J. [s.n.] Solomon Islands K:SPC-54333.000 No
Fey, R. [A] Solomon Islands K:SPC-47202.000 No
Cribb, P.I.; Morrison, A. [1923] Solomon Islands K:SPC-42147.000 No
K:SPC-25727.000 No
K:SPC-25943.000 No
Papua New Guinea K:SPC-42255.000 No
Reeve, T.M. [428] Papua New Guinea K:SPC-46173.000 No
Jan 1, 1968 s.coll. [s.n.] Papua New Guinea Dendrobium polysema var. pallidum K001085248 Type Yes
Jan 1, 1968 Chadim, V.A. [1] Papua New Guinea Dendrobium polysema var. pallidum K001085249 Type Yes
Morrison, A. [1493] Papua New Guinea Dendrobium pulchrum K:SPC-43960.000 No
Morrison, A. [1493] Papua New Guinea Dendrobium pulchrum K:SPC-39917.000 No
Dendrobium pulchrum K:SPC-38242.000 No
Spence, P. [S 220] Papua New Guinea Dendrobium pulchrum K:SPC-42249.000 No
Schodde, R.; Craven, L. [5021] Dendrobium pulchrum K:SPC-35436.000 No
[NGF 39005] Papua New Guinea Dendrobium pulchrum K:SPC-40163.000 No

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • IUCN Categories

    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0