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Dendrobium macropus subsp. howeanum

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Orchidaceae
Rank  Subspecies
Order  Asparagales
Genus  Dendrobium
Similar  Dendrobium speciosum, Dockrillia, Sarcochilus, Dendrobium kingianum

Dendrobium macropus subsp. howeanum , commonly known as the bush orchid, is a flowering plant in the orchid family. It is a subspecies of Dendrobium macropus, which occurs in eastern Australia as well as in Fiji and New Caledonia. The subspecific epithet refers to the island to which the subspecies is endemic.

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Description

It is an epiphytic orchid with zygomorphic flowers. The flowers are about 14 mm long, pale yellow, with the lowest petal cream, streaked with purple. The flowering season is from September to November.

Distribution and habitat

The plant is endemic to Australia's subtropical Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea. It is fairly common throughout the lowland forests of the island.

References

Dendrobium macropus subsp. howeanum Wikipedia


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