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Common Names for Orchids

Common name Botanical name
Generally only includes orchids grown in Canberra
Beak orchid Lypantherus (genera)
Bearded orchid Calochilus (genera)
Beech orchid Dendrobium falcorostum
Blue orchid Dendrobium victoriae-reginae
Bottlebrush orchid Dendrobium smillieae
Brown Beaks Lypantherus suaveolens
Butterfly orchid Oncidium papilio
Christmas orchid Calanthe triplicata
Chinese Ground Orchid Bletilla striata
Cooktown orchid Dendrobium bigibbum
Crucifix orchid Epidendrum radicans
Cucumber orchid, Gherkin orchid Dockrillia cucumerina (syn. Den. cucumerinum)
Dancing Lady orchid Oncidium (genera)
Dagger orchid Dockrillia pugioniformis (syn. Den. pugioniforme)
Donkey orchid Diuris (genera)
Duck orchid Caleana (genera)
Golden Arch orchid Dendrobium chrysotoxum
Hyacinth orchid Dipodium punctatum
Ironbark orchid Tropilis aemula (syn Dendrobium aemulum)
King orchid Thelychiton speciosa (syn. Den. speciosum)
Lady's Slipper orchid Paphiopedilum (genera)
Moth orchid Phalaenopsis (genera)
Greenhoods Pterostylis (genera)
Nodding Greenhood Pterostylis nutans
Blunt Greenhood Pterostylis curta
Maroonhood Pterostylis pedunculata
Harlequin orchid Sarcochilus hirticalcar
Orange Blossum orchid Sarcochilus falcatus
Onion orchid, Tea Tree orchid Dendrobium canaliculatum
Pansy orchids Miltoniopsis (genera)
Pencil orchid, Bridal veil orchid,
Rats tail orchid, clematis orchid
Dockrillia teretifolia (syn. Den. teretifolium)
Pink Rock Orchid Thelychiton kingianus (syn. Den. kingianum)
Ravine Orchid Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii)
Spider orchid Brassia (genera)
Sun orchid Thelmitra (genera)
Swamp orchid Phais tankervilliae
Tongue orchid Dockrillia linguiformis (syn. Den. linguiforme)
Wax Lips Glossodia (genera)

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