Dockrillia racemosa (Nicholls) Rauschert 1983

Inflorescence Photos by Lourens Grobler

Frangrance Part sun Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Racemose Dockrillia - In Australia The Erect Pencil Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm]

Found in Queensland Australia in mist forests with strong winds and humid sunny conditions at elevations around 800 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, branching, basally swollen stems carrying a single, apical, cylindrical leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 2 to 3 1/4" [5 to 8 cm] long, 8 to 15 flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from near the base of the leaf and carry fragrant long lasting flowers

Synonyms Dendrobium beckleri var. racemosum Nicholls 1936; Dendrobium racemosum (Nicholls) Clemesha & Dockrill 1964

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966 as Dendrobium racemosum; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as Dendrobium racemosum drawing fide; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 as Dendrobium racemosum drawing fide/photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 3 1994 as Dendrobium racemosum photo fide; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobiums Bakers 1996 as Dendrobium racemosum; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 2 2003 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo ok; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as Dendrobium racemosum photo ok