Dendrochilum anfractum [Ames] Pfitzer 1907 SUBGENUS Pseudoacoridium SECTION Luzonorchis TYPE for the section

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Part Shade Cold

Common Name The Bent Dendrochilum

Flower Size

Found in the Philippines in mossy forests at elevations of 2100 to 2300 meters as a miniature to just small sized, cold growing epiphyte with oblong pseudobulbs enveloped by densely spotted sheaths and carrying lanceolate, 3 veined leaves that blooms on a 6" [154 cm] long, fractiflex, loose, racemose, brownish-red, 8 to 9 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acoridium anfractoides (Ames) Ames 1922; Acoridium anfractum Ames 1906; Dendrochilum anfractoides Ames 1908; Dendrochilum anfractum var. anfractoides (Ames) L.O.Williams 1951; Pseudacoridium anfractoides (Ames) Szlach. & Marg. 2001; Pseudacoridium anfractum (Ames) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orcidaceae Vol 3 Ames 1908 drawing ok; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as D anfractum va anfractoides; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005