This little dendrobium goes unnoticed for much of the year with its thin terete leaves and stems, but then demands attention with these lovely non-resupinate (upside down) flowers. The plant flowered in the summer and has a fresh flush of flowers now for the autumn.
Dendrobium striolatum is endemic to Australia where it is found growing on cliffs and boulders in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, in exposed conditions. It copes with these exposed conditions with short (15cm) terete leaves and a slow growth habit.
The whole plant is pendulous and so we grow the species mounted on cork and avoid disturbance to its leisurely progress.