|Dendrobium on a tree in
Lamington National Park, Australia
Dendrobium aemulum, known as the Ironbark Orchid or White Feather Orchid is a small orchid found in eastern Australia and in New Caledonia. The habitat is in coastal districts; on rocks, rainforest trees and Ironbark eucalyptus trees. Flowers are attractive and of appeal to orchid growers. These orchids give a pleasant scent. The scent is apparently an attractant to moths who assist in pollination.
Two varieties are recognized:
- Dendrobium aemulum var. aemulum - New South Wales, Queensland, New Caledonia
- Dendrobium aemulum var. callitrophilum (B.Gray & D.L.Jones) Dockrill - Queensland
- IOSPE orchid photos, Dendrobium aemulum R. Brown 1810, Photo © Lourens Grobler.
- Australian Native Orchid Society Queensland, KABI Group, Dendrobium aemulum
- Plantnet, New South Wales Flora Online, Dendrobium aemulum
- Orchids of the D'Aguilar Range (South-East Queensland), Dendrobium aemulum (Brush Box Orchid)
- Toowoomba Plants, natives of the region suitable for gardens, Thursday July 31, 2008: Ironbark Orchid, Dendrobium aemulum (Tropilis aemula)
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