Dockrillia vagans (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983Postage Stamp From Vanuatu

Part sun HotCool

Common Name The Dispersed Dockrillia

Flower Size

Found in New Caledonia?, Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu and the Santa Cruz Islands in lowland and montane forests at elevations of sea level to 1300 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a branching wiry rhizome giving rise to slender, wiry, cylindrical stems carrying a single, apical,pendent, cylindrical, acute, leaf that blooms on a pendent, racemose, peduncle .28 to 1.2" [.7 to 3 cm] long, 2.4 to 6" [6 to 15 cm] long overall, laxly to subdensely 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with narrowly ovate, acumnate, shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Dendrobium calamiforme Rolfe 1921; Dendrobium seemannii L.O.Williams 1938; *Dendrobium vagans Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 #12 1982 as Dendrobium seemanii postage stamp fide; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 as D seemanii; Orchids of Sasmoa Cribb & Whistler 1996;