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Showing Family Orchidaceae between Cairns and Cape Tribulation

Family Orchidaceae

Antelope Orchid

Antelope Orchid
Dendrobium nindii

This species is essentially of the coastal swamplands and is distributed intermittently from the Johnstone River at Innisfail through eastern Cape York Peninsula and into New Guinea.

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Bottle-Brush Orchid

Bottle-Brush Orchid
Coelandria smillieae

(Dendrobium smillieae)
The BOTTLE-BRUSH ORCHID is distributed from the Burdekin River, to the tip of Cape York Peninsula, and then on into New Guinea.

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Buttercup Orchid

Buttercup Orchid
Cymbidium madidum

The BUTTERCUP ORCHID extends from north-eastern New South Wales to the top of Cape York Penninsula.

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Christmas Orchid

Christmas Orchid
Calanthe triplicata

One tends to overlook the native terrestrial orchids of tropical Queensland for they are somewhat overshadowed by the epiphytic species.

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Cooktown Orchid

Cooktown Orchid
Dendrobium bigibbum (white form)

The uncommon white form of the COOKTOWN ORCHID has warm appeal in its apparent fragility.

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Cooktown Orchid

Cooktown Orchid
Dendrobium bigibbum (mauve form)

Queensland's state floral emblem, the COOKTOWN ORCHID is a popular and attractive horticultural species and has been cultivated widely for many years.

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Dusky Swamp Orchid

Dusky Swamp Orchid
Phaius tancarvilliae

This is the giant of our terrestrial orchids, attaining a height of up to 210cm when in flower, however it is often much shorter.

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Golden Orchid

Golden Orchid
Dendrobium discolor

Mention the GOLDEN ORCHID and one's thoughts automatically go to the eastern lowlands of tropical Queensland where it thrives in exposed situations on trees and rocks.

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Graceful Orchid

Graceful Orchid
Dendrobium gracilicaule var. gracilicaule

This dainty little orchid is found as far north as the Bloomfield River in Cape York Peninsula.

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King Orchid

King Orchid
Dendrobium speciosum

This is the KING ORCHID of tropical Queensland and the ROCK LILY of New South Wales.

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Northern pencil orchid

Northern pencil orchid
Dockrillia calamiformis

An epiphyte common around the Daintree Rainforest with a white flower and "pencil like" leaf.

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Oak Orchid

Oak Orchid
Dendrobium ruppianum

A beautiful robust orchid, it occurs on the ranges and highlands of tropical Queensland and occasionally in the lowland gorges.

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Spider Orchid

Spider Orchid
Dendrobiu tetragonum

The fine spidery flowers, broad, glossy leaves and sweet fragrance are qualities enough to make this orchid a favourite.

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Splendid Orchid

Splendid Orchid
Dendrobium superbiens

Another superb native orchid from the tropical north.

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 Tea-Tree Orchid

Tea-Tree Orchid
Dendrobium canaliculatum

Ranging from the Fitzroy River north to the Endeavour River, this fragrant orchid flourishes from sea-level to about 1000 metres.

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Wadsworth Orchid

Wadsworth Orchid
Bulbophyllum wadsworthii

A species of the eastern tropics distributed from the Burdekin River to the Endavour River.

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