Dendrochilum yuccaefolium L.O. Williams 1937 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis [Benth] Pfitzer Photo by Lourens Grobler


Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids

Common Name The Yucca-Like Leaf Dendrochilum

Flower Size 3/5" [1.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations around 500 meters on the trunks and lower branches of trees with good air circulation and high humidity as a small sized, hot to war mgrowing epiphyte with single leafed, narrowly cylindric, furrowed pseudobulbs with a stiff, linear-lanceolate leaf and blooms in the winter and spring on an semi-arching, short, densely many [30] flowered inflorescence arisng with a new growth.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 9 1997 photo; 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 photo