Dendrochilum affine Ames 1908 SUBGENUS Acoridium SECTION Convoluta

TYPE Drawing by Oakes Ames

Part shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Similar Dendrochilum

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found on Luzon in the Philippines at elevations around 950 meters as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with thin, fusiform pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-lanceolate, 3 veined, acute, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, peduncle thin, flexuous, .8 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with glumaceous, acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying white flowers with a reddish to purplish lip.

Similar to D pumilum and D simulacron but D affine differs in the mid lobe of the lip longer than the laterals lobes.

Synonyms Acoridium affine (Ames) Ames 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philippinana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;