Dendrochilum ravanii Cootes 2010 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis Photo by Jim Cootes and The Swiss Orchid foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shade Warm

Common Name Ravan's Dendrochilum [German Orchid enthusaiast current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found on Mindoro within the Philippines at elevations around 800 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short, branching rhizome giving rise to clustered, narrowly ovate pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, moderately leathery, prominent mid rib, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a synanthous, racemose, peduncle slightly curved, terete, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, rachis, curving to pendent, to 11.6" [29 cm] long, overall, to 50 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide