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Straggly Pencil Orchid
The Straggly Pencil Orchid is a relatively small epiphytic orchid (sometimes found growing on rocks as a lithophyte). It produces flower clusters about 10 cm long. The star shaped flowers are greenish or yellowish may have some reddish striping, and the labellum is white. Individual flowers grow to about 25mm across. Flowering is intermittent with main flushes in spring and autumn. The stems grow up to 60 cm long and just under 0.5cm in diameter. The leaves are fleshy and have a circular cross-section, growing to about 15 cm long and about 4 mm diameter.
grows on trees and rock in rainforest, coastal scrub
Dockrillia bowmanii is found in eastern Queensland and north east New South Wales
|Common Name:||Straggly Pencil Orchid|
Relatives in same Genus