Dendrobium carronii Lavarack & P.J. Cribb 1983 SECTION Spatulata Photo by Copyright Ron Parsons and his Flower Shots Website

Inflorescence Photo by Copyright W C Schraut and Orchids and More Website

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and Vortex Orchids

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

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Common Name Carron's Dendrobium [Australian Discover 1800's] - In Australia The Pink Tea Tree Orchid

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Australia and Papua and New Guinea on Melaleuca trees 7 to 13' above the ground in swamps and open forests and occur at elevations of sea level to 500 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with short, swollen tapering pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, purplish, thick and semiterete leaves and blooms on 1 to 3 per growth, erect, 8" [20 cm] long, few to several [2 to 12] flowered inflorescence that arises from near the apex of the pseudobulb. This orchid has fragrant, long-lasting flowers and is closely related to Dendrobium canaliculatum.

Synonyms Cepobaculum carronii (Lavarack & P.J.Cribb) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Antelope Dendrobiums Cribb 1985 drawing/photo fide; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 drawing/photo fide; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo good; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Cepobaculum carronii

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