Dendrobium fellowsii F. Muell. 1870 SECTION Eleutheroglossum Photo by John Forlonge and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Den. bairdianum? Photo by Lourens Grobler


Common Name Fellows' Dendrobium [Original Collector of species 1800's] - In Australia The Native Damsel Orchid

Flower Size .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in northeastern Queensland in open forests that are hot and dry daily and cooler and wet with dew nightly on shrubs and trees at elevations of 450 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with tufted, slender, constricted at the nodes, dark purple brown, ribbed pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 5, linear-lanceolate, marginally curved leaves that are held towards the apex of young growths and bloom in the spring and early summer on a .8 to 3.2" long [2 to 8 cm] long, few to several [2 to 7] flowered inflorescence arising from both mature leafless and leafed pseudobulbs.

Synonyms Callista bairdiana (F.M.Bailey) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium bairdianum F.M.Bailey 1886; Dendrobium giddinsii T.E.Hunt 1948; Eleutheroglossum fellowsii (F.Muell.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Sayeria bairdiana (F.M.Bailey) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D bairdianum; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as D bairdsianum drawing fide; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 drawing/photo fide; Miniature Orchids McQueens 1992 as D bairdianum photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002 drawing fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide to the 1st photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Eleutheroglossum fellowsii photo fide to the 1st photo