Dendrochilum cinnabarinum Pfitzer 1907 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Convoluta

Plant and Flowers in situ the Philippines Photos by Julie F. Barcelona and The Phyto Images Website

Part shade Cool Cold Fall

Common Name The Cinnabar Red Dendrochilum

Flower Size .36" [9 mm]

Found on Luzon within the Philippines in mossy forests at elevations above 1600 to 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with elliptic pseudobulbs carrying a single, leathery, narrowly obliquely linear, 3 prominent veined, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, longer than the leaf, 6" [15 cm] long, loosely to 16 flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms Acoridium cinnabarinum (Pfitzer) Ames 1922; Acoridium sanguineum Ames 1937; Dendrochilum cinnabarinum var. sanguineum (Ames) H.A.Pedersen 1997; Dendrochilum sanguineum (Ames) L.O.Williams, Philipp. J. Sci. 80: 323 (1952

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 3 Ames 1908 drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 7 Ames 1922 as Acoridium cinnabarinum; Orchidiana Philippiana Valmayor 1984; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;