Dendrochilum niveum Ames 1920 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis Photo courtesy of David Banks , Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Fragrance Part Shade Warm Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name or Meaning The White Dendrochilum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the Philippines on mossy tree trunks at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with oval pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, petiolate leaf that blooms in the winter and early spring on a gracefully arching, 8" [20 cm] long, many [30] flowered inflorescence arising with a new growth with fragrant [sweet] flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;