Dendrochilum magnum Rchb. f. 1861 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Single Inflorescence

Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by OrchidMania

Flower Closeup

Photo by Weyman Bussey, plant grown by Howard Gunn

FragrancePart shadeCool Fall

Common Name The Large Dendrochilum

Flower Size 5/8" [1.5 cm]

Found in The Philippines in mossy forests at elevations of 1600 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with elongate, pear-shaped pseudobulbs carrying oblong lanceolate, tapering to the apex, conspicuously veined, narrows into the slender, elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an apical, erect then pendant, wiry, 20" [50 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with the fragrant sweet wheaty to spicy scented flowers arising in rank and file occuring in the spring and fall.

Synonyms Acoridium magnum (Rchb. f.) Rolfe 1904

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908 drawing ok; 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997 photo hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 4 1999 photo good; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 2 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 12 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #7 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #10 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #8 2017 photo fide;