ANTELOPE ORCHID FACTS
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Fragrant Tea Tree Orchid
The Antelope Orchid is an epiphytic Tea Tree orchid. It grows on paperbark trees (tea trees) and also grows on other rough barked trees. The flowers are yellow with darker brownish stripes, with long twisted petals from which it gets its common name. The flowers are produced in late winter and spring from July to November. Flowers are produced in clusters of up to twelve, and are pleasantly scented. The labellum has purple markings. The flowers grow on stems to 40cm.The leaves are narrow and grow to about 20cm long and 15mm wide. Several leaves are produced from each pseudobulb. The plant used to be known as Dendrobium semifuscum.
30cm - 40cm
grows as arboreal plant on trees in open forest and woodland in swampy areas.
The Antelope Orchid is found on Cape York peninsula in north east Queensland and also in New Guinea.
|Common Name:||Antelope Orchid|