Dockrillia teretifolia (R. Br.) Brieger 1981 SECTION Teretifolia Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Plant in situ Australia Photo by David Banks.

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Common Name Terete-Leafed Dockrillia - In Australia Bridal Veil Orchid - Thin Pencil Orchid - Rats Tail Orchid - Clematis Orchid - The Northern Pencil - The Yellow Pencil Orchid

Flower Size 1 to 4" [2.5 to 10 cm]

Found in Queensland and New South Wales at elevations of 5 to 800 meters in mangroves and rainforests along stream banks, rivers, lakes or swamps and are pendant, cool to hot growing epiphytes or occasionally as lithophytes. They bloom from winter through the end of spring, with the end of spring as the most prolific time on a slender, to 12" [30 cm], often branching, with a few to several flowered inflorescence that arises from near the leaf bases or from the rhizome and carrying fragrant [licorice] flowers

They like high light and regular watering while in growth and a drier winter rest with no fertilizer.

Synonyms Callista teretifolia (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium dolichophyllum D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1989; Dendrobium teretifolium R. Br. 1810; Dendrobium teretifolium f. aureum (F.M.Bailey) Clemesha 1965; Dendrobium teretifolium R. Br. var album C.T.White; Dendrobium teretifolium var. aureum F.M.Bailey 1902; Dockrillia dolichophylla (D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1996;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Dendrobium teretifolium; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927 as Dendrobium teretifolium; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Dendrobium teretifolium; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966 as Dendrobium teretifolium; The Orchids of New South Wales Rupp 1969 as D teretifolium; The Orchids of New South Wales Rupp 1969 as D teretifolium var fairfaxii; The Orchids of New South Wales Rupp 1969 as D teretifolium var aureum; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 as Dendrobium tertetifolim photos fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 12 1982 stamp as D seemanii; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 as Dendrobium calamiforme drawing fide; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 as Dendrobium teretifolium Photo fide; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992 as D teretifoliumphoto fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 5 1994 photo as Dendrobium teretifolium; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 5 1994 photo as Dendrobium dolichophyllum; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 5 1994 photo as Dendrobium calamiforme; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 5 1994 photo as Dendrobium baseyanum; Lowland Orchids of Paua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 as Dendrobium aff teretifolium drawing/photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995 Dendrobium teretifolium; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D dolichophyllum; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 5 1999 photo; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 6 1999 photo; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 3 2000 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 2 2003 photo as D calamiforme; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 2 2003 photo as D dolichophylla; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 no 9 2004 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 5 2006 photo; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 Dendrobium calamiforme photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood as Denmdrobium dolichophyllum 2006 photo good; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as Dendrobium vagans; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as D calamiforme photo good; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as D dolichophylla photo good

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