Dendrobium fleckeri Rupp & C.T. White 1937 SECTION Dendrocoryne Photo by Copyright Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

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Common Name Flecker's Dendrobium [Australian Orchid Collector 1900's] - In Australia Apricot Cane Orchid

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Queensland Australia in rainforests near mountain tops at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters in patchy forests with mist, dew, fogs and low clouds are common as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or at higer elevations a miniature sized lithophyte with erect to nearly pendulous rugose with age, apically leafy canes with thin, ovate leaves and blooms in the late winter through early summer on a .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence which emerge from the apical nodes of the stem and carries a few [to 3], spicely fragrant flowers.

The smaller [4" or less] spindlier type is found growing lithophytically on exposed rock while the larger [to 12"] more robust type is found in deep shade in forests.

A cooler drier winter is beneficial for proper growth and flowering which occurs in the spring and early summer. .

Synonyms Thelychiton fleckeri (Rupp & C.T.White) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Tropilis fleckeri (Rupp & C.T.White) Butzin 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 #11 1969 photo fide; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 drawing/photo fide; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 Photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Thelychiton fleckeri photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #4 2010 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 82 #3 2018 photo fide;