Dendrochilum copelandii (Ames) Ames 1908 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis

Lip Drawing

TYPE Drawings by Oakes Ames

Part shade Warm

Common Name Copeland's Dendrochilum [American Collector of the type 1900's]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found on Mindanao from Zamboanga in the Philippines at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with oblong, narrowing above pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, tapering to a point, obtuse to nearly acute, many veined, narrowing below into the grooved, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a shorter than the leaf, arising with a new growth, 3.2 to 3.6" [8 to 9 cm] long, gracefully arching, elongate, slender, many flowered inflorescence carrying fleshy pink flowers.

Ames staes that this species is close to D convallariforme but differs in the inflorescence.

Closely allied to but D mearnsii but it has a callus on the lip, reduced lateral arms of the column, one nerved sepals and has smaller proportions

Synonyms *Acoridium copelandii Ames 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philippinana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Philippine Native Orchids Cootes 2011 photo fide;