Dendrochilum magnum Rchb. f. 1861 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis Photo by Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Single Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by OrchidMania

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey, plant grown by Howard Gunn

FragrancePart shadeCoolFall

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 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; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 4 1999 photo; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 2 2007 photo;

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