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Dendrochilum wenzelii

Dendrochilum wenzelii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Coelogyneae
SubTribe: Coelogyninae
Genus: Dendrochilum
Species: Ddc. wenzelii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dendrochilum wenzelii
Ames 1915


Dendrochilum wenzelii is a species in the Dendrochilum genus. It is named after Wenzel a Orchid Collector in the Philippines early 1900's.

DescriptionEdit

The plant blooms from winter to summer with pendant inflorescence and many 1 cm fragrant flowers.

DistributionEdit

Dendrochilum wenzelii is found in the Philippines in forest from 500 to 1000. Plant is found in warm areas with partial shade.

CultureEdit

Dendrochilum wenzelii flowers

Flower close up

Plant can be grown from cool to warm areas with medium to bright light. Pot with fine bark and perlite or sphagnum moss. Plant prefers dry periods between watering. Reduce watering during the winter. Water about once a week.

VariantsEdit

ImageNameDescription
Dendrochilum wenzelii yellow Dendrochilum wenzelii variant Sepals and petals are yellow. Lip is yellow.

NamingEdit

Common Name: Wenzel's Dendrochilum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Acoridium wenzelii (Ames) Ames 1922

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