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Home Orchids of Brisbane Dockrillia Doc. bowmanii Doc. cucumerina Doc. dolichophylla Doc. linguiformis Doc. pugioniformis Doc. schoenina Doc. teretifolia

 

Dockrillia pugioniformis

Dockrillia pugioniformis

Dockrillia pugioniformis

This pendulous epiphyte or lithophyte grows in the rainforest or rainforest verges around Brisbane.  Its dagger like leaves give this orchid an unmistakeable appearence.

The orchid hangs with stands sometimes 2m in length.  The dagger like leaves grow to 70mm by 20 mm but usually much less. The green flowers are about 25mm across with redish brown striations towards the centre.  The labellum is white and strongly ruffled with purple markings.

This distinctive orchid cannot be confused with any other even when not in flower.

 

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