Dendrochilum asperum L.O.Williams 1952 SUBGENUS Acoridium SECTION Acoridium Drawing and Collection sheet by Ames

Part shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Rough Dendrochilum

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found on Laguna within the Philippines in mossy forests on tree trunks at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-lanceolate, often folded, 3 veined, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a very slender, rachis 1.6 to 2" [4.5 to 5 cm] long, 2 ranked, to 4" [10 cm] long overall, densely many flowered inflorescence carrying white flowers

Synonyms *Acoridium exasperatum Ames 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;