Dockrillia schoenina (Lindl.) M.A. Clem. & D.L. Jones 1996 Photo courtesy of Dale Borders.

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Common Name The Needle-Shaped Dockrillia - in Australia Common Pencil Dockrillia

Flower Size 1 to 1 1/4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm]

This epiphyte or lithophyte is found in Queensland and New South Wales Australia on the drier edges of rainforests and coastal swamps at altitudes up to 600 meters with superposed or branching, many noded, yellowish stems carrying a single, apical, upright or spreading, terete or obtusely 4 angled, acute, deeply sulcate leaf and they appreciate high humidity, bright light, and warm to hot temperatures to bring about the late winter and early spring blooming on a short, one to few flowered inflorescence that arises from the nodes at the tips of the branches and giving rise to fragrant, non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Callista beckleri [F. Meuller] Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium beckleri F. Mueller 1866; Dendrobium mortii Bentham not F. Mueller; Dendrobium schoeninum Lindley 1850; Dendrobium striolatum FM.Bailey not Rchb.f; Dendrobium striolatum Rchb.f var beckleri 1886; Dockrillia beckleri (F. Muell.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 9 1959 as Dendrobium beckleri; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966 as Dendrobium beckleri; The Orchids of New South Wales Rupp 1969 as Dendrobium beckleri; Miniature Orchids Northern 1980 as D beckleri; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 as Dendrobium schoeninum, drawing/photo fide; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 as Dendrobium beckleri Photo good; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992 as Dendrobium schoenianum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 3 1994 photo as Dendrobium schoeninum; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as Dendrobium schoenina photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as Dendrobium schoenianum photo fide

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