Dendrochilum convallariiforme Schauer 1843 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Eurybrachium

Flower Closeup Photos by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower

Inflorescence Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Fragrance

Common Name The Lilly Of the Valley-Like Dendrochilum

Flower Size 3/8" [8 mm]

Found in the Philippines in shaded areas at elevations of 300 to 900 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte in shade with oval pseudoobulbs carrying a single lanceolate leaf that blooms in the winter on a basal, arching, many [50] flowered inflorescence that arises with a new growth.

CAUTION This species, D propinquum and D ecallosum are all very similar and I cannot separate them as there are no good drawings to go by, so please use wqith caution the determination above. I await better references.

Synonyms Acoridium bistortum (H.Wendl. & Kraenzl.) Rolfe 1904; Acoridium confusum (Ames) Ames 1922; Acoridium convallariiforme (Schauer) Rolfe 1904; Dendrobium bicallosum Ames 1908; Dendrochilum bicallosum var minor;Dendrochilum confusum Ames 1911; Dendrochilum bistortum (H.Wendl. & Kraenzl.) J.J.Sm. 1904; Dendrochilum convallariiforme var. minor (Ames) H.A.Pedersen 1997; Platyclinis bistorta H.Wendl. & Kraenzl. 1856

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach as Platyclinis bistorta drawing; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908 as D bicallosum drawing good; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908 as D bicallosum var minor drawing good; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915 as D bistortum; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915 as D bicallosum; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915 as D confusum; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as D bicalossum; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as D confusa; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997 photo; The Orchids of The Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Philippine Ntive Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide

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