Several other small section Spathulata Dendrobium species grow in the forests of Cape York Peninsula and New Guinea. Only Dendrobium trilamellatum also extends to the Northern Territory. These species can all be found growing alongside Dendrobium canaliculatum in similar conditions, and can be cultivated in roughly the same way as Dendrobium canaliculatum.
The nomenclature of these species is not as contested as for Dendrobium canaliculatum, however there is still academic and amateur debate for some. I have again formed my own interpretation of how these orchids be best classified and similarly to Dendrobium canaliculatum find the work of Clem & Jones (2002) – with several significant qualifications – to most closely match my observations.
Other 'Tea Tree' Orchid Species