Dendrobium smillieae

Den. smilliae

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. smillieae
Binomial name
Dendrobium smillieae
F. Muell. 1867

Dendrobium smillieae is a species of genus Dendrobium


Plants bloom from winter through spring with many 3 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing on rocks, tree limbs and trunks in lowland open forest in Australia, Papua and New Guinea at elevations of 0 to 600 meters.


Plant requires warm temperatures and medium amounts of light. Keep plant moist and fertilize during growth season. During winter keep plant dry and withhold water until new shoots appear. Grow in a well drain mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark.


Dendrobium smillieae Dendrobium smillieae variant base of flowers are red.


Dendrobium smillieae habitat

Den. smillieae growing in its habitat

Common Names:The Bottlebrush Orchid, Smillie's Dendrobium


  1. Callista ophioglossa (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Callista smilliae (F. Muell.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Chromatotriccum pachyceras (F.Muell. & Kraenzl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  4. Coelandria smillieae [F. Meuller] Fitz. 1882
  5. Dendrobium hollrungii Kranzlin 1889
  6. Dendrobium hollrungii Kranzlin var australiense Rendle ?
  7. Dendrobium kaernbachii Kranzlin 1894
  8. Dendrobium ophioglossum Rchb.f 1876
  9. Dendrobium pachyceras F. Mueller & Kranzlin 1894
  10. Dendrobium secundum var. urvillei Finet 1903
  11. Dendrobium smilliae var ophioglossum[Rchb.f]Bailey ?
  12. Pedilonum hollrungii (Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983
  13. Pedilonum ophioglossum (Rchb. f.) Brieger 1981
  14. Pedilonum pachyceras (F. Muell. & Kraenzl. ex Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983
  15. Pedilonum smillieae (F. Muell.) Rauschert 1983