Dockrillia brevicauda (D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1996 Photo by Greg Steenbeeke and his Picasa Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade WarmCoolLATE Spring and EARLY Summer

Common Name The Short Tailed Dockrillia -In Australia Mount Finnigan Pencil Orchid

Flower Size 1.4 to 1.8" [3.5 to 4.5 cm]

Found in Queensland Australia at elevations of 700 to 950 meters occuring on trees and granite boulders in rainforests and tall cloud forests as large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a pendulous, straight, dark green to yellowish stem carrying pendulous, terete, dark green, not grooved leaves that that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence with nodding, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Dendrobium brevicaudum D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as Dendrobium brevicaudatum photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide