Dendrobium trilamellatum J.J.Sm. 1908 SECTION Spatulata 2002

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Common Name The Three Lamellas Dendrobium - In Australia The Fragrant Tea Tree Orchid - The Large Tea Tree Orchid

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in southern New Guinea and in northern Australia as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte from low-lying swampy flats or Melaleuca forests with a dry winter and spring with clustered, basally swollen canes carrying several, dark green, fleshy, linear-lanceolate leaves that are clustered towards the apex and blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, 16" [37.5 cm] long inflorescence carrying up to 13 glossy, fragrant and long-lived flowers

Synonyms Cepobaculum semifuscum (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Cepobaculum trilamellatum (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Dendrobium johannis var. semifuscum Rchb.f. 1883; Dendrobium semifuscum (Rchb.f.) Lavarack & P.J.Cribb 1980

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo ok; The Antelope Dendrobiums Cribb 1985 photo ok; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 drawing/photo fide; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo ok; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo good; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Cepobaculum semifuscum photo good; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Cepobaculum trilamellatum photo fide; Le Petit Larousse des Orchidees Lecoufle, Barthelemy & Schmidt 2013 photo fide;