Dendrochilum microchilum (Schltr.) Ames 1908 SUBGENUS Acoridium SECTION Acoridium Photos by Kevin Dawes and his Coelogyne Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Small Lipped Dendrochilum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of 500 to 2400 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with ovate pseudobulbs enveloped by leafless sheaths in youth carrying a single, linear, 3 veined leaves that blooms in the summer fall and winter on an gracefully arching, very slender, arising with a new growth to 5.8" [14.5 cm] long, to 40 flowered inflroescence

Synonyms Acoridium microchilum (Schltr.) Ames 1922; Acoridium tenue Ames 1906; Dendrochilum tenue (Ames) Pfitzer 1907; *Platyclinis microchila Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908 as D tenue drawing ok; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915 as D tenue; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 7 Ames 1922 as Acoridium microchilum; Orchidaniana Philippiana Val Mayor 1986; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Cribb & Wood 1994 excluded taxa; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 drawing fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;