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Home Orchids of Brisbane Dockrillia Doc. bowmanii Doc. cucumerina Doc. dolichophylla Doc. linguiformis Doc. pugioniformis Doc. schoenina Doc. teretifolia

 

Dockrillia teretifolia

Dockrillia teretifolia

Dockrillia teretifolia

Dockrillia teretifolia

This epiphyte or lithophyte grows in the rainforest verges and creek margins around Brisbane. When in flower, it is conspicuously covered in white flowers giving the common name of Bridal Veil Orchid.

The leaves are pendulous and ungrooved and grow to 60cm long by 8mm thick. The stems branch regularly zigg-zagging at each branch giving this orchid a distinctive appearance even when not in flower. The flower is about 35mm across and is cream with purple spotting or striations towards the centre. The labellum is strongly ruffled and curves strongly.

The only similar orchid is D. dolichoplylla which can be distinguished by its straight sparsly branched stems, its abundant aerial roots and it yellow flowers.

 

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