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Orchid Species: Tropilis comptonii

Kew currently accepted name is Dendrobium gracilicaule

Tropilis comptonii is an orchid species identified by (Rendle) Rauschert in 1983. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Dendrobium gracilicaule.
Genus
Tropilis (Tpl.)
Grex
comptonii
Parents
Species
Author
(Rendle) Rauschert
Year
1983
ORIGIN: Found on Lord Howe Island as well as New Caledonia as a medium to giant sized, warm growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte at elevations of 400 to 800 meters on trees and rocks in humid forests.

DESCRIPTION: Found on Lord Howe Island as well as New Caledonia as a medium to giant sized, warm growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte at elevations of 400 to 800 meters on trees and rocks in humid forests with cylindrical, yellowish green, ribbed canes carrying 3 to 7, dark green, thin-textured, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an axillary, short, 5 to 20 flowered inflorescence with the fragrant, often drooping flowers clustered at the apex of the cane.

FLOWER SIZE: 1/2 to 3/4 -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Dendrobium Den gracilicaule 1859 Kraenzl. ex Warb.
Add+ Callista Callista elongata 1891 Kuntze
Add+ Dendrobium Den brisbanense 1861 Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Dendrobium Den comptonii 1921 Rendle
Add+ Dendrobium Den oscarii 1957 A.D.Hawkes & A.H.Heller
Add+ Thelychiton Tly comptonii 2002 (Rendle) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
Add+ Thelychiton Tly gracilicaulis 2002 (F.Muell.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
Add+ Thelychiton Tly howeanus 2005 (Maiden) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
Add+ Tropilis Tpl gracilicaulis 1982 (F.Muell.) Butzin
Add+ Callista Callista gracilicaulis 1891 (F.Muell.) Kuntze
Add+ Dendrobium Den floribundum 1875 Rchb.f.
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