Dendrobium milaniae

Dendrobium milaniae (Dr. Paciencia Milan's dendrobium) is flower of the Orchid family found in Leyte, Visayas in the Philippines,[2] where it is found growing as an epiphyte above bodies of water at elevations up to 600 metres.[3] The flower grows to approximately 1.5 centimetres (0.59 in). The plant is semi-pendulous and sympodial. Pseudobulbs are 10 cm by 2 cm; 3 to 6 green lanceolate leaves are present on the top third of the pseudobulb.[4] Hans Fessel and Emil Lückel named this species in 1996 in Die Orchidee.[4]

Dendrobium milaniae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
Subtribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
D. milaniae
Binomial name
Dendrobium milaniae
Fessel & Lückel[1]
  • Eurycaulis milaniae (Fessel & Lückel) Fessel & Lückel
  • Eurycaulis milaniae (Fessel & Lückel) M.A.Clem.


  1. "Dendrobium milaniae". International Plant Names Index (IPNI). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
  2. Orchidiana Philippiniana Vol1 Valmayor 1984
  3. Endemic orchids of the Philippines. J. Cootes 2009
  4. The orchids of the Philippines , J.Cootes 2001

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