Dockrillia chordiformis (Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983 SECTION Teretifolia Photo by David Banks, Copyright

Plant in situ New Guinea Photos by Paul Noben

Part shade HotCold

Common Name The String-Shaped Dockrillia

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Papua & New Guinea at elevations of 10 to 3300 meters as a large to giant sized, hot to cold growing epiphyte with a much elongated, pendulous, branching stem carrying very short, not swollen pseudobulbous stems carrying a single, terete, pendulous, pencil-shaped leaf that blooms on a short, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Dendrobium chordiforme Kraenzl. 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 as Dendrobium chordiforme photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Andre Schuiteman 2013 as Dendrobium chordiforme photo fide