Dendrochilum malindangense Ames 1908 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis

TYPE Drawing by Oakes Ames

Part shade Cold LATERSpring

Common Name The Mt Malindang Dendrochilum

Flower Size .68" [1.7 cm]

Found on Mindanao in the Philippines at elevations around 1100 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with fusiform, spindle shaped pseudobulbs enveloped by elongate, tubular acute sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly lanceolate, veined, constricted apically, acuminate, obtuse to subacute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, racemose, to 12" [30 cm] long, slender, pendulous-arcuate, several to many flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carrying whitish yellow flowers.

Similar to D glumaceum in habit but the lip is without latteral lobes and is denticulate on the margin from the base to above the middle. It is also close to D spathaceum from Java.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philippinana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;