Dockrillia bowmanii (Benth.) M.A. Clem. & D.L. Jones 1996 SECTION Teretifolia

Photo by Julia Redman and The Plant Geek Chronicles

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Fluer Malcolm and her Orchid Page

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Dale Martin

Plant and Flowers in Situ New Caledonia Photo by Edouard Faria


Common Name Bowman's Dockrillia - In Australia Straggly Pencil Orchid

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Queensland and New South Wales Australia as a miniature to small sized, epiphytic, hot growing species that is found in dry open areas or on the coastal plains near creeks and mangrove swamps at elevations of sealevel to 200 meters. This orchid grows by having new branches emerge from the upper nodes of the previous years branch carrying a single grooved leaf and the bloom season is from late winter to spring on a short inflorescence that arises from the nodes near the new leaves at or near the apex of the cane and it needs a drier winter rest but should not be allowed to dry out completely.

Synonyms Aporum chalandei (Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983; Dendrobium bowmanii Bentham 1873; Dendrobium chalandei [A. Finet]Kraenzlin 1910; Dendrobium striolatum Rchb.f var. chalandei Finet 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 as D chalandei drawing fide; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 as Dendrobium bowmanii drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 3 1994 photo as Dendrobium bowmanii; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 5 2006 photo; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as Dendrobium bowmanii photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #2 2009 photo fide