Dockrillia nugentii [F.M. Bailey]D. Jones & M. Clements 1996

Inflorescence Photos by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name Nugent's Dockrillia - In Australia The Northern Thumbnail Orchid

Flower Size 3/4" [1.5 cm]

Found in Queensland and New South Wales Australia as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters of the highlands and less so the lowlands on trees in dry creek beds where it blooms on a terminal, erect, 2 1/4" to 6" [6 to 15 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with fragrant flowers occuring in the winter. This species is closely related to Dockrillia linguiforme and some authors list it as a variety.

Synonyms *Dendrobium linguiforme var. nugentii F.M. Bailey 1902; Dendrobium nugentii [F.M.Bailey] D. Jones & M. Clements 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 7 1958 photo as Dendrobium linguiforme var nugentii; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 #11 1969 as D linguaeforme var nugertae [sic] photo fide; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as Dendrobium linguiforme var nugentii drawing fide; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 as D linguiforme var neugentii drawing/photo fide; Miniature Orchids McQueens 1992 as Dendrobium linguiforme var nugentii photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 1 1994 photo fide; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 1 1999 photo; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as Dendrobium nugentii photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good