Dendrochilum longispicatum Ames 1908 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis Photo courtesy of David Banks -Australia Copyrighted

Part Shade Cool LATE Winter Spring

Common Name The Long-Inflorescence Dendrochilum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations around 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with spindle-shaped pseudobulbs enveloped basally by elongate, speckled sheaths and carrry oblong-lanceolate, 7 veined, apically tapering, obtuse, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter, spring, summer and fall on a slender, 3 7/8" to 4" [19 to 20 cm] long, racemose inflorescence and floral bracts that just barely clasp the flowers base.

Synonyms Dendrochilum uncatum var. longispicatum (Ames) H.A.Pedersen 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908 drawing good; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 6 1999 photo; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003;