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Dendrobium macropus subsp. macropus

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Orchidaceae
Rank  Subspecies
Order  Asparagales
Genus  Dendrobium

Dendrobium macropus subsp. macropus, commonly known as the Norfolk Island orchid, is a flowering plant in the orchid family. It is the nominate subspecies of Dendrobium macropus, which occurs in eastern Australia as well as in Fiji and New Caledonia.

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Description

It is an epiphytic orchid. The flowers are peloric; the blunt, linear-elliptic sepals and petals are 1 cm long; the labellum is undifferentiated. The whole population is presumed to be cleistogamous.

Distribution and habitat

The subspecies is endemic to Australia's external territory of Norfolk Island in the Tasman Sea. It is fairly common in forested parts of the island.

References

Dendrobium macropus subsp. macropus Wikipedia


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