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Orchid Species: Dendrophylax funalis

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Dendrophylax funalis is an orchid species identified by (Sw.) Benth. ex Rolfe in 1888.
Genus
Dendrophylax (Dlax.)
Grex
funalis
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Sw.) Benth. ex Rolfe
Year
1888
ORIGIN: Found in Jamaica at elevations of 250 to 550 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small sized, hot growing leafless epiphyte or lithophyte with as central short stem, giving rise to numerous, subfasciculate, often free and penduous, gray-green roots that are capable of processing the sun for food the way other plant's leaves do and can also form plantlets at the tips of older roots that blooms in the fall through the spring on a .8 to 4 [2 to 10 cm] long, laxly 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with ocreate, ventricose, acute to acuminate floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers. The fragrance is said to be unpleasasnt by Rebecca Northen but I find it appealing.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 1/4 inches [to 6 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Angraecum Angcm funale 1846 (Sw.) Lindl.
Add+ Limodorum Limo funale 1799 (Sw.) Sw.
Add+ Aeranthes Aerth funalis 1864 (Sw.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Polyrrhiza Pza funalis 1889 (Sw.) Pfitzer in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl (eds.)
Add+ Angorchis Angorchis funalis 1891 (Sw.) Kuntze
Add+ Oeceoclades Oecl funalis 1833 (Sw.) Lindl.
Add+ Trichocentrum Trt funale 1837 (Sw.) Lindl.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi funale 1788 Sw.
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