Dockrillia banksii D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2005 SECTION Teretifolia

Flower on left D banksii, on right D striolata Photo David Banks .

Part Sun WarmCoolLATE Spring

Common Name Banks Dockrillia [Orchid Enthusiast and Editor of Australian Orchids Currrent] - In Australia Watagan Rock Orchid

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in New South Wales Australia at elevations of 300 to 600 meters on cliffs and boulders in shrubby forests as a large to giant sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte with pendulous, sparsely branched, often yellowish stems carrying pendulous, terete, fleshy, curved, shallowly grooved, green to reddish leaves that blooms in the late spring on a pendant, 1.4 to 2.4" [3.5 to 5.5 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 5 2005; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide