Australian Native Plants

  Dockrillia striolata (Streaked Rock Orchid)


Dockrillia striolata photo
Lithophyte Pigeon House Mountain on Nowra Sandstone. Possibly Dendrobium striolatum, syn. Dockrillia striolata

Photograph by Poyt448 Peter Woodard. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Dockrillia striolata in Australia

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


Common Name
Streaked Rock Orchid

Other Names
Dendrobium striolatum

Description
The Streaked Rock Orchid is a fairly small lithophyte from south eastern Australia. The flowers are cream or yellow with darker streaks of reddish or purple near the base. The labellum or lip is white. Flowers are fragrant and about 3 cm across with one or two per stem. flowering is in spring. The fleshy leaves are long and narrow and grooved with a circular cross section, growing to about 10 cm long and 3 mm in diameter. The leaves grow from a rhizome, which sends out thick white roots. There are a number of named varieties with different flower colour variations.

Height
10cm

Habitat
grows on rocks and cliffs in eucalypt forest and rainforest

Distribution
Dockrillia striolata is found in south east New South Wales, eastern Victoria and eastern Tasmania

Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Genus:Dockrillia
Species:striolata
Common Name:Streaked Rock Orchid


Relatives in same Genus
  Dockrillia bowmanii
  Dockrillia cucumerina
  Dockrillia linguiformis
  Dockrillia schoenina
  Dockrillia teretifolia
  Dockrillia wassellii