Den. Sec. Rhizobium


Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Dendrobiinae

This section of Dendrobium is considered by some to be a separate genus, Dockrillia (Brieger 1981).

These species are typically epiphytes or lithophytes that grow in bright light and are found in rainforests. This section is related to Section Lichenastrum. The plants are very popular in cultivation in Australia.

Species in this section have thick, fleshy to more or less terete leaves produced along a thin and wiry stem. Most are pendulous epiphytes.

Species in this section include: **Dendrobium teretifolium var. fasiculatum (Dockrillia calamiformis), **Dendrobium cucumerinum (Dockrillia cucumerina) [difficult in cultivation], *-**Dendrobium linguiforme (Dockrillia linguiforme), **-*** Dendrobium pugioniforme (Dockrillia pugioniformis), **-***Dendrobium racemosum (Dockrillia racemosa), *Dendrobium rigidum (Dockrillia rigida), **-***Dendrobium striolatum(Dockrillia striolata), **Dendrobium teretifolium (Dockrillia teretifolia), and *-**Dendrobium wassellii (Dockrillia wassellii).

*Warm. **Intermediate, ***Cool

The cultural guidelines as presented in the table below are general. For specific cultural guidelines, it is recommended you consult Lavarack et al.

Number of species:

About 30 species, centered in Australia and New Guinea.


Australia, New Guinea, New Caledonia and Vanuatu - typically at low to moderate elevations.

Dendrobium (syn. Dockrillia) fuliginosa 'Black Pam'CBR/AOS - ©2009 Charles Marden Fitch

Den. (syn. Dockrillia) wassellii - ©2009 Greg Allikas

Den. (syn. Dockrillia) wassellii - ©2009 Greg Allikas

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