Dockrillia lichenastrum (F. Muell.) Brieger 1981 Photo courtesy of Allen Black

Plant and Flower Photo courtesy of David Morris

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Common Name The Star Lichen-Like Dockrillia - In Australia The Common Button Orchid - The Angular Button Orchid

Flower Size 1/6" to 3/4" [.3 to .8 cm]

Found in Queensland Australia in open forests and dense rainforests at elevations of 0 to 1950 meters as a miniature sized epiphytic, hot to cool growing species with branching rhizomes covered in sheathing bracts carrying alternate, prostrate, thick, fleshy, ovate-oblong, obovate or circular leaves. The main bloom season is in the fall but it can flower at any time of the year on a very short to 3/4" [1.5 cm], raceme beneath a leaf with a single, musky scented flower.

A brighter winter rest is required with some water but use no fertilizer. .

Synonyms *Bulbophyllum lichenastrum F. Mueller 1870; Bulbophyllum prenticei F.Muell. 1881; Davejonesia aurantiacopurpurea (Nicholls) M.A.Clem. 2002; Davejonesia lichenastrum ( F.Muell. ) M.A.Clem.2002; Davejonesia prenticei ( F.Muell. ) M.A.Clem. 2002; Dendrobium aurantiaco-purpureum Nichols 1942; *Dendrobium lichenastrum [F. Mueller] Kraenzlin 1870; Dendrobium lichenastrum f. aurantiacopurpureum (Nicholls) Dockrill 1956; Dendrobium lichenastrum f. prenticei (F.Muell.) Dockrill 1956; Dendrobium lichenastrum var prenticei [F. Meuller] Dockr. form aurantiaco-purpureum [Nichols] Dockr. 1956; Dendrobium lichenastrum var prenticei [F. Meuller] Dockr. 1965; Dendrobium prenticei [F. Mueller]Nichols 1938; Dendrobium variabile Nicholls 1938; Phyllorchis lichenastrum (F. Muell.) Kuntze 1891; Phyllorkis prenticei (F.Muell.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Dendrobium lichenastrum; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; Miniature Orchids Northern 1980 as Dendrobium lichenastrum photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Dockrillia lichenastrum; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 as Dendrobium lichenastrum drawing/photo fide; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 as Dendrobium prenticei drawing/photo fide; Miniature Orchids McQueens 1992 as Dendrobium lichenastrum photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992 as Dendrobium lichenastrum photo fide; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992 as Dendrobium lichenastrum photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995 as Dendrobium lichenastrum; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as Dendrobium lichenastrum photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 as Dendrobium lichenastrum photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as Dendrobium lichenastrum photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as Dendrobiu8m prenticei photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Davejonesia lichenastrum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008; Mille Et Une miniOrchidees Roguenant 2009 as Dendrobium lichenastrum photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroidee Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 as Dendrobium lichenastrum photo fide;

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