Dendrobium baileyi F.Muell.1874 SECTION Grastidium Photo by R G Tunstall

Drawing Drawing by Lewis Roberts

FragranceDeep Shade Hot Summer

Common Name Bailey's Dendrobium [English Orchid Collector in Australia 1800's] - In Australia The Blotched Gemini Orchid

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Solomon Islands? and Queensland Australia in lowland rain forests, coastal swamps and near streams in shaded, humid locations at elevations of sea level to 350 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte with numerous, stem-like, long, wiry, mostly leafy pseudobulbs carrying many, grass-like, dark green, sickle-shaped leaves that blooms in the summer on a very short, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Callista baileyi (F.Muell.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium keffordii F.M.Bailey 1884; Grastidium baileyi (F.Muell.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D keffordii; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as Grastidium baileyi photo fide; Native Australian Orchids Jones 2006 Grastidium baileyi photo fide;

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