Dendrobium falcorostrum

Beech orchid

This epiphyte grows almost exclusively on beech trees in Lamington National Park. This orchid is locally common in the beech forests and large plants commonly cover the beech trees.

The pseudobulbs grow to 50 cm by 15 mm with two to five apical leaves to 10 cm by 20 mm. The flower stem grows to 10 cm with up to about 15 flowers 30 mm across. The white flower has yellow and purple marking on the labellum with the tip of the labellum upcurved.

This distinctive orchid cannot be confused with any other orchid when in flower as its distinctive upturned labellum tip is unique.

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