CUCUMBER ORCHID FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The Cucumber Orchid grows as a creeping epiphyte or lithophyte from eastern Australia. The flowers are cream or pale green with reddish stripes, and a white labellum or lip which has reddish markings. Flowering is in spring and summer. The leaves are bright green and cylindrical or cucumber shaped with surface covered in bumps. The leaves grow to about 3 cm long and about 1 cm in diameter. These odd looking leaves are a distinguishing feature of this orchid species. The plant has a rhizome that spreads on the surface of the tree or rock on which it grows.
found din open forest, wooded river banks
Dockrillia cucumerina is found in eastern Queensland and eastern New South Wales,
|Common Name:||Cucumber Orchid|
Relatives in same Genus