Dendrobium carrii Rupp & C.T. White 1937 SECTION Monophyllaea Photo by Gary Yong Gee and his Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy ofGreg and Kerri Steenbeeke and their Orkology Kreations Website


Common Name Carr's Dendrobium [English Amatuer Botanist 1900's] - The Furrowed Moon Orchid

Flower Size to .88" [to 2.2 cm]

This miniature species comes from Queensland Australia at elevations of 800 to 1200 meters in cloudforests in the upper exposed branches of trees in high light and high humidity and there are heavy morning dews and mists. This cool to warm growing species has 1 to 2" long straggly pseudobulbs arising from a creeping woody rhizome carrying 1 to 3, lanceolate, thin, often twisted leaves and blooms in the late winter and spring on a axillary, erect, shorter than the leaves, few to several [5 to 10] flowered, racemose inflorescence that arises from the nodes on the apex of the cane with rather closed flowers.

Water heavily from late spring through the fall and then lessen water and stop fertilizering until spring, after flowering. Repotting is best in the spring after flowering when the roots reawaken and start to grow.

Synonyms Australorchis carrii (Rupp & C.T.White) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Katherinea carrii (Rupp & C.T. White) Brieger 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Katherinea carrii; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 11 1993; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Australorchis carrii photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 1 2007 photo;