Dendrochilum luzonense Ames 1908 SUBGENUS Acoridium SECTION Acordium

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Common Name The Luzon Dendrochilum

Flower Size 1/8" [.3 cm]

Found on Luzon in the Philippines in large clumps on mossy trees at elevations around 1600 to 2000 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, cylindric pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, terete, slender leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an apical, erect then arching, 8" [20 cm] long, wiry, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Acoridium luzonense (Ames) Ames 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908 drawing good; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 7 Ames 1922 as Acoridium luzonense; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;