Dendrochilum propinquum Ames 1920 SECTION Eurybrachium

Inflorescence Photos by Gary Yong Gee and his Orchid Photo Website

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Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of Tony Watkinson Copyright

Part Sun Warm winter springSummerFall

Common Name The Closely Related Dendrochilum

Flower Size 3/8" [9mm]

Found only in the Philippines in montane forests at elevations around 500 to 700 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with narrowly pear-shaped, close set, tapering above pseudpbulbs enveloped in youth by tubular sheaths, soon evanescent carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-lanceolate, leathery, acute, marginal vein prominent, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a downward bent, slender, 4.8" to 6.4" [12 to 16 cm] long, 2 ranked many flowered inflorescence with persitent, chaff-like, imbricate, obtuse floral bracts.

CAUTION This species, D covallariaeforme and D ecallosum are all very similar and I cannot separate them as I personally have no good drawings to go by, so please use with caution the determination above. I await better references.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #1 2016 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #2 2016 photo fide;