Dendrochilum banksii Cootes 2009 SECTION Acoridium

Inflorescence Photos by Kevin Dawes and The Coelogyne Website

Part shade Hot Warm

Common Name Banks' Dendrochilum [former editor of the Australian Orchid Review and from Hills District Orchids current]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found on Laguna within the Philippines at elevations around 500 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, cylindrical-tapering pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, leathery, linear, underside semicircular, spper suface flattened, acute, slightly channeled basally leaf that blooms on an upright to curving, to 6" [15 cm] long peduncle, arising with a new growth, rachis pendulous, to 4" [10 cm] long, alternating, to 50 flowered inflorescence

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;

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