Dockrillia pugioniformis (A. Cunn.) Rauschert 1983 Photo courtesy of Marius Wasbauer

Another Flower Angle Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

Plant Photo courtesy of Marius Wasbauer

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Common Name The Dagger-Shaped Dockrillia -In Australia The Dagger Orchid

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Queensland and New South Wales Australia in rainforests on trees and mossy rocks, on cliffs, in ravines, or high on the outer exposed branches of trees at elevations from 0 to 1300 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with sympodial, long, stems hanging in large masses carrying thick, ovate, shortly petiolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, single flowered inflorescence arising towards the apex of the stem with fragrant, non-resupinate flowers that last for about 2 weeks.

Synonyms Callista pugioniformis (A. Cunn.) Kuntze 1891; *Dendrobium pugioniforme A. Cunningham 1839; Dendrobium pungentifolium F. Mueller 1889

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 9 1959 photo as Densrobium pugioniforme; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 8 1963 photo as Dendrobium pougioniforme; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966 as Dendrobium pugioniforme; The Orchids of New South Wales Rupp 1969 as Dendrobium pugioniforme drawing fide; Miniature Orchids Northern 1980 as Dendrobium pugioniforme; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 as Dendrobium pugioniforme drawing/photo fide; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 as Dendrobium pugioniforme Photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992 as Dendreobium pugioniforme photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 1 1994 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 2 2003 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 5 2006 photo; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as Dendrobium pugioniforme photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Mille Et Une miniOrchidees Roguenant 2009 as Dendrobium pugioniforme photo fide;

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