Dendrochilum arachnites Rchb. f. 1882 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis [Bentham] Pfitzer Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Plant and Flowers Photo by Marni Turkel

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Common Name The Spider Dendrochilum [refers to the flowers shape]

Flower Size 1 3/4" [2 cm]

Found only in the Philippines at elevations of 660 to 2300 meters often in bright light as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with 2" [5 cm] between each, rambling, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a lanceolate, distinctly 3 veined leaf that blooms in the fall and winter as a new growth arises with an arching, several to many [20 to 30] flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Acoridium arachnites (Rchb. f.) Rolfe 1904; Platyclinis arachnites Rolfe 1904;

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; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981 drawing ok; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 6 1996 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997 photo; The Orchids of The Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Spceis Cootes 2011 photo good