Australian Native Plants

  Thelychiton kingianus (Pink Rock Orchid)


Thelychiton kingianus photo
Pink Rock Orchid - Dendrobium kingianum

Photograph by David Lochlin. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Thelychiton kingianus photo
Pink Rock Orchid - Dendrobium kingianum

Photograph by Arne and Bent Larsen. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Thelychiton kingianus photo
Pink Rock Orchid - Dendrobium kingianum

Photograph by Wolfgang Apel. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




PINK ROCK ORCHID FACTS

distribution map showing range of Thelychiton kingianus in Australia

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


Common Name
Pink Rock Orchid

Other Names
Small Rock Orchid, Captain King's dendrobium

Description
The Pink Rock Orchid can form large clumps. The pseudobulbs have from two to seven oval leaves about 10cm long and 2cm wide. The flowers are pink or purple and grow in clusters of up to about fifteen. Flowering is mainly from August to November. This species was formerly known as Dendrobium kingianum.

Height
pseudobulb to 30cm with leaves to 10cm

Habitat
found in rainforest and wet eucalypt forest where it grows on rocks and sometimes trees

Distribution
found in eastern Queensland and eastern New South Wales



Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Thelychiton
Species:kingianus
Common Name:Pink Rock Orchid


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