Dendrochilum wenzelii

Dendrochilum wenzelii.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Coelogyneae
SubTribe: Coelogyninae
Genus: Dendrochilum
Species: Ddc. wenzelii
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.

Description[edit | edit source]

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

Distribution[edit | edit source]

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

Culture[edit | edit source]

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.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Image Name Description
Dendrochilum wenzelii yellow.jpg Dendrochilum wenzelii variant Sepals and petals are yellow. Lip is yellow.

Naming[edit | edit source]

Common Name: Wenzel's Dendrochilum

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

  1. Acoridium wenzelii (Ames) Ames 1922
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