Dendrochilum cootesii H.A.Pedersen 1997 SECTION Luzonorchis H Pederson

Flower Closeup Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Another Plant with it's namesake Jim Cootes Photo by David Banks

Common Name Coote's Dendrochilum [Current Australian Orchid Enthusiast]

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

This miniature sized, cool growing species is endemic to the Philippines at elevations around 1200 to 2000 meters on mossy tree trunks at the edges of montane cloud forests with dark green, wrinkled pseudobulbs that at times can be curved and carrying a single, apical, leathery leaf with a prominent mid-vein and blooms in the winter on a gracefully arching, to 3 3/4" [to 9 cm] long inflorescence that in its infancy appears to be a rattlesnake tail and arises with a new growth and carries cream colored flowers that twist around the inflorescence.

Synonyms Pseudacoridium cootesii (H.A.Pedersen) Szlach. & Marg 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997 photo; The Orchids of The Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 3 2008 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 2 2007 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 5 2009 photo; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide

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