Australorchis monophylla is an orchid species identified by (F.Muell.) Brieger in F.R.R.Schlechter in 1981. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Dendrobium monophyllum.
ORIGIN: Found in Queensland and New South Wales Australia on exposed rock faces, open forests and on the outer branches of rainforest trees as well as coastal forest at elevations of sea-level to 1000 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Miniature to small sized, cool to hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte that requires high light and constant air movement and has an erect stem that becomes ridged with age carrying 1 to rarely 2, oval, thin, dark green leaves and blooms in the summer and early fall on an erect, 2 to 8 [5 to 10 cm] long inflorescence that arises from near the apex of the newest mature pseudobulb and carries from 3 to 20, nodding, bell-shaped, long-lasting and sweet smelling flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 0.2 to 0.4 inches [0.5 to 1 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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