Dockrillia mortii (F. Muell.) Rauschert 1983 Photo by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name Mort's Dockrillia - In Australia The Slender Pencil Orchid

Flower Size 8" [2 cm]

Found in New Caledonia and Queensland and New South Wales Australia as a small to medium sized, pendulous growing epiphyte or lithophyte of cool rainforests on moss covered trees at elevations of 300 to 900 meters with slender, terete, grooved leaves and blooms on a short, single flowered inflorescence that gives rise to fragrant, non-resupinate flowers occuring in the spring.

Synonyms Callista mortii (F. Muell.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium mortii Benth. 1860; *Dendrobium mortii F. Muell. 1860; Dendrobium mortii Dockrill ?; Dendrobium robertsii F. Meuller ex Rupp 1934; Dendrobium tennuissimum Rupp 1927; Dockrillia tennuissima [Rupp] Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966 as Dendrobium tennuissimum; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; The Orchids of New South Wales Rupp 1969 as D tennuissimum; The Orchids of New South Wales Rupp 1969 as Dendrobium mortii; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 as Dendrobium mortii drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 3 1994 photo as Dendrobium mortii; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995 as Dendrobium mortii photo ok; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as Dendrobium mortii photo fide