Dockrillia casuarinae (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1996 Photo by J Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Casuarina Dockrillia [A tree the orchid likes to grow on]

Flower Size 1.2" [ 3 cm]

Found in New Caledonia in sparse forests on trees or rocks in full sun as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte with slender, terete, first erect then drooping leaves that blooms in the spring on a 5 to 20 flowered inflorescence

Often cited as a synonym of D sylvanum but that species is a Dendrobium of the Section Grastidium

Synonyms *Dendrobium casuarinae Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of New Caledonia SNCO 1995 as Dendrobium sylvanum not! photo good; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as Dendrobium casuarinae photo good; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as Dendrobium casuarinae photo ok;