Australian Native Plants

  Thelychiton moorei (Moore's Dendrobium)


Thelychiton moorei photo
Dendrobium moorei in flower on the summit cloud forest of Mount Gower, Lord Howe Island, Australia

Photograph by Poyt448 Peter Woodard. License: Public Domain.    (view image details)




MOORE'S DENDROBIUM FACTS

distribution map showing range of Thelychiton moorei in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Moore's Dendrobium

Description
Dendrobium moorei is found only on Lord Howe Island. The pseudobulb grows to about 20 cm long with four or five elliptical leaves tapering to point. The flowers grow in large clusters about 15 cm in length. The flowers are white sometimes marked with pink spots or lines. the plant flowers throughout the year but mainly in summer months. This species was formerly known as Dendrobium moorei.

Height
pseudobulb to 20cm with leaves to 15 cm long

Habitat
grows on trees or rocks

Distribution
found only on Lord Howe Island

Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Thelychiton
Species:moorei
Common Name:Moore's Dendrobium


Relatives in same Genus
  Thelychiton gracilicaulis
  Thelychiton jonesii
  Thelychiton kingianus
  Thelychiton speciosus