Tropilis fleckeri is an orchid species identified by (Rupp & C.T.White) Butzin in 1982. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Dendrobium fleckeri.
ORIGIN: Found in Queensland Australia in rainforests near mountain tops at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters in patchy forests with mist, dew, fogs and low clouds are common.
DESCRIPTION: Small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or at higer elevations a miniature sized lithophyte with erect to nearly pendulous rugose with age, apically leafy canes with thin, ovate leaves and blooms in the late winter through early summer on a .4 to .8 [1 to 2 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence which emerge from the apical nodes of the stem and carries a few [to 3], spicely fragrant flowers. The smaller [4 or less] spindlier type is found growing lithophytically on exposed rock while the larger [to 12] more robust type is found in deep shade in forests.
FLOWER SIZE: 3 inches [7.5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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