Dendrochilum latifolium Lindl. 1843 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis [Benth.] Pfitzer Photo by Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Marc Flandre

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

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Common Name Large-leafed Dendrochilum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found only in the Philippines in forests on trees at elevations above 300 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, hot to cold growing epiphyte with narrowly conical, approximate, smooth, pale green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate leaf with a petiole blooming in the spring on a graceful arching, 6" to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, densly many flowered inflorescence arising on a new growth with fragrant flowers arranged in two ranks.

Synonyms Acoridium latifolium (Lindl.) Rolfe 1904; Dendrochilum grandiflorum Schlechter 1910; Platyclinis latifolia Hemsl. 1881

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 as D cagayanense; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as D cagayanense; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;

Dendrochilum latifolium var. macranthum (Schltr.) H.A.Pedersen 1997 Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Eddon Orchids

Another Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Golden Gate Orchids

Common Name The Large Flowered Dendrochilum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

This medium sized orchid is endemic to the Philippines at elevations above 1200 meters as a cool growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, plicate leaf that blooms on a terminal, erect then arching, 2' [60 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence occuring in the spring and summer.

Synonyms Dendrochilum cagayanense Ames 1911 ; Dendrochilum grandiflorum Schlechter 1910; Dendrochilum latifolium var. macranthum (Schltr.) H.A.Pedersen 1997; Dendrochilum macranthum Schlechter 1911; Dendrochilum serratum L.O.Williams 1937

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of The Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as D macranthum photo fide;

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