Dendrophylax serpentilingua (Dod) Nir 2000

TYPE Drawing and Collection Sheet by Donald Dod

Part shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name The Snake Tongue Dendrophylax [refers to the split apex of the lip resembling a snake tongue]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in the Dominican Republic in broadleaf forests on trunks and branches at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing leafless epiphyte with rhizomatous, very short stems giving rise to adpressed to the fasciculate, rugose roots that blooms in the fall on 1 to several, fasciculate, erect, hispid, peduncle filiform, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, rachis laxly 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with membraneous, scarious, hispid, ovate floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers.

"There are 2 characteriztics that separate this species from others in the genus. It has a lip that is more than twice the length of the sepals and the midlobe of the lip is bifurcate." Donald Dod 1978

Synonyms *Campylocentrum serpentilingua Dod 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Moscosoa 1: 3:51 Dod 1978 as Campylocentrum serpentilingua; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 as Campylocentrum serpentilingua drawing fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014