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Family: Orchidaceae
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Tribe: Dendrobieae
Subtribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dockrillia
Briegar, 1981
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approx 28 species, including:
Dockrillia teretifolia
All terete leaved Dendrobium species from Australia and Papua New Guinea have been moved into a newly created genus, Dockrillia, named after Alick Dockrill, a contemporary Australian orchidologist. Dockrillia are ephiphytic or lithophytic plants, and found mainly along the east coast of Australia.

Dockrillia crosses readily with Dendrobium to make Dockrilobium.

Most Dockrillia plants are easily propagated by rhizome division.

Selected Species

Dockrillia cucumerina, the cucumber orchid has leaves shaped like little cucumbers.

Dockrillia linguiformis the tongue orchid - from Latin: lingua which means 'tongue', and formis which means 'shaped'. The thick and leathery leaves grow from a creeping rhizone, either as an epiphyte or as a lithophyte.

Dockrillia pugioniformis, the dagger orchid, from the shape of its leaves. Plants can grow to very large specimens, often completely covering a large branch of a large tree.

Dockrillia teretifolia, the pencil orchid, from the shape of its leaves. It has a pendulous growth and is sometimes known as the bridal veil orchid.

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