(pronounced: den-droh-FYE-laks)


Vandeae subtribe Angraecinae

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Leafless monopodial epiphytes with terete or flattened roots. Stems very short. Leaves absent at all times. Inflorescences axillary peduncilate few-flowered racemes. Flowers white or green. Sepals and petals subsimilar, subequal, free, spreading. Lip three-lobed, sessile, the midlobe entire or bilobulate, long-spurred. Column short, stout, without wings or foot; pollinia 2, on a common stipe and viscidium.


From the Greek dendron, meaning tree, and phylax, meaning guard, referring to the strongly appressed roots.


A genus of six species in the West Indies. Closely related to Polyradicion Garay.

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Dod, D. D. 1977. Otra Dendrophylax encontrada en la Republica Dominicana. Bol. Jardin Bot. Nac. 4(2):8-9.