Dendrobium monophyllum F.Muell. 1858 SECTION Monophyllaea TYPE for the Section Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.


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Common Name The Single Leafed Dendrobium - In Australia The Lily of the Valley Orchid

Flower Size .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm]

Found in Queensland and New South Wales Australia on exposed rock faces, open forests and on the outer branches of rainforest trees as well as coastal forest at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte that requires high light and constant air movement and has an erect stem that becomes ridged with age carrying 1 to rarely 2, oval, thin, dark green leaves and blooms in the summer and early fall on an erect, 2 to 8" [5 to 10 cm] long inflorescence that arises from near the apex of the newest mature pseudobulb and carries from 3 to 20, nodding, bell-shaped, long-lasting and jasmine to fruity smelling flowers

Synonyms Australorchis monophylla ( F.Muell. ) Brieger 1981; Callista monophylla ( F.Muell. ) Kuntze 1891; Callista tortilis (A.Cunn. ex Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium tortile A. Cunningham non Lindley 1839

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; The Orchids of New South Wales Rupp 1969; Miniature Orchids Northern 1980; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Australorchis monophylla; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 drawing/photo fide; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 Photo good;Miniature Orchids McQueens 1992 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 11 1993 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids 2002 photo good; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 2 2003 photo; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 photo good; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Australorchis monophylla photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016;