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Common Pencil Orchid
The Common Pencil Orchid is an epiphytic or lithophytic orchid. It produces cluster of up to four flowers, with each flower about 4 cm across. The lateral petals and sepals are cream or pale green with dark purple striping near the base. The labellum is cream, pale green or lilac with some purple marks. Flowering is in spring from September to November. The fleshy leaves are long and cylindrical and grow up to about 16 cm long and about 1 cm in diameter and have grooves along them. The plane plant grows from a creeping wiry rhizome.
grows high in trees or on rocks or cliffs in rainforest margins, riverside woodland and swampland.
Dockrillia schoenina is found in south east Queensland and eastern New South Wales.
|Common Name:||Common Pencil Orchid|
Relatives in same Genus