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Orchid Species: Dendrochilum pangasinanense

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Dendrochilum pangasinanense is an orchid species identified by Ames in 1923.
Dendrochilum (Ddc.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
ORIGIN: Found only in the Philippines on rocks along roadsides in full sun at elevations of 600 to 900 meters.

DESCRIPTION: 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.

FLOWER SIZE: 3/8 inch [9mm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Ddc. pangasinanense 'Deggendorf' (2018)
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