!Dendrophylax varius (C.C. Gmel.) Urb. 1918

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Entire Lip Variety

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Common Name The Different Dendrophylax

Found in Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic at elevations of sea level to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing leafless epiphyte with rhizomatous, very short stem giving rise to numerous, fasciculate, smooth roots that blooms in the winter, spring , summer and fall on an erect, 5 3/4" to 12" [14 to 30 cm] long, simple or paniculate inflorescence arising from low on the stem and carrying a few to several, resupinate, successively opening flowers towards the apex.

Synonyms Aeranthus hymenanthus [Rchb.f] Griseb. 1866; Dendrophylax flexuosus Urb. 1917; Dendrophylax hymenanthus Rchb.f. 1864; Limodorum flexuosum Willd. 1805; *Orchis varia J.F.Gmelin 1791

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as D hymenanthus; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as D hymenanthus; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing/photo fide; Catalogo Descriptivo de las Orquideas de Cuba Acuna 1987; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing fide; Moscosoa 13:112 2002 AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 2 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 10 2006 photo fide; Orquideas de la Republica Dominicana Y Haiti Fernandez 2007 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide