Dockrillia fairfaxii (F. Muell.) Rauschert 1983 SECTION Teretifolia Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Bill Weaver Copyrighted

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Common Name Fairfax's Dockrillia - In Australia Blue Mountains Pencil Orchid

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in New South Wales at elevations of 300 to 1000 meters in rainforests on trees and the occasional rock as a large to giant sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with pendulous, straight, dark green to yellowish stems carrying pendulous, terete, dark green, somewhat shiny, not grooved leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on a .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Callista fairfaxii Kuntze 1891; *Dendrobium fairfaxii F. Muell. ex Fitzg 1872; Dendrobium teretifolium f. fairfaxii (F.Muell. ex Fitzg.) Clemesha 1965; Dendrobium teretifolium var. fairfaxii (F.Muell. ex Fitzg.) F.M.Bailey 1883

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 as Dendrobium fairfaxii drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 5 1994 photo as Dendrobium fairfaxii; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 2 2003 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 2 2006 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 5 2006 photo; Native Australian Orchids Jones 2006 photo fide;

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