Dendrochilum pangasinanense Ames 1923 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

FragrantPart Sun Warm LATESpring

Common Name The Pangasinan Dendrochilum [A Province of the Philippines]

Flower Size 3/8" [9mm]

Found only in the Philippines on rocks along roadsides in full sun at elevations of 600 to 900 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing lithophyte with erect, slender, semi-spindle-shaped, yellowish in maturity pseudobulbs subtended by elongate soon fibrous sheaths and carrying elliptic-oblong, heavily veined, petiolate, terete below the middle leaf that envelops the inflorescence when first arising [synanthous] as a slender erect, relatively stout, terete to somewhat compressed, subglabrous, and becomes 10" [25 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with 12 to many distichously alternating, fragant flowers in a nodding to pendant rachis occurring in the late spring.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;