Australorchis schneiderae is an orchid species identified by (F.M.Bailey) 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 schneiderae.
ORIGIN: An eastern Australian, cold to warm growing, mini-miniature sized epiphyte or lithophyte that is found high up in rainforest trees or in small dense clumps on rocks at altitudes of 450 to 1500 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Mini-miniature sized epiphyte or lithophyte that is found high up in rainforest trees or in small dense clumps on rocks at altitudes of 450 to 1500 meters with close set, clumping, conical to ovoid, shallowly ribbed pseudobulbs carrying subterminal, 1 to 3, erect to suberect; stiff, thinly leathery oblong, obtuse to subacute leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on a semipendulous, to 2.4 to 6.8" [6 to 17 cm] long, racemose, simultaneously few to many flowered inflorescence that arises apically from the new canes carrying campanulate, fragrant flowers.
Fertilizer and water should be greatly reduced through the fall and into winter resuming only with new growth in the spring.
FLOWER SIZE: 0.28 to 0.36 inches [0.7 to 0.9 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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