Dendrobium phillipsii Ames & Quisumb. 1935 SECTION Calcarifera

Side View

Photos by Alexis Solly

Another Angle

Closer Flower View

Photos by Ian Chung

Fragrance Part Sun Warm Winter

Common Name or Meaning Phillips' Dendrobium [Philippine Orchid enthusiast in 1930's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found only on Mindanao Island of the Philippines at elevations around 800 meters as a medium to just large sized, warm growing epiphyte with semipendulous, close set, terete, elongate, reddish brown, smooth canes carrying lanceolate, acute, papery, deciduous leaves that blooms on a short, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, greeen floral bracts and carrying slightly fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 drawing/photo fide; Orchidiana Philippiniana Valmayor 1984 drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture Baker 1996; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Dendrobiums HP Wood 2006; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of the Philippines Cootes and Tiong 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #11 2020 photo fide;