Dendrochilum longilabre (Ames) Pfitzer 1907 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis

Lip Drawing

TYPE Drawings by Oakes Ames

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Long Lip Dendrochilum

Flower Size

Found on Mindanao from Zamboanga in the Philippines at elevations around 1530 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with oblong, spindle-shaped pseudobulbs enveloped by black spotted sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear, oblanceolate, obtuse, tipped with an abrupt short spine, 3 veined, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a shorter than the leaf, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, slender, zig-zag, rachis 1.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long, cylindric, densely many flowered inflorescence with nearly acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying reddish brown flowers when dry.

Synonyms *Acoridium longilabre Ames 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philippinana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;