Dendrochilum parvulum Pfitz. 1907 SUBGENUS Acoridium SECTION Acoridium [Nees & Meyen] Pfitzer & Kranzlin

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Eric Hunt

Another Flower color

Inflorescence Photos by Art Vogel

Common Name The Small Flowered Dendrochilum

Flower Size 1/5" [5 mm]

Found only in the Philippines on mossy trees in montane forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature [4"] sized, cool growing epiphyte with oval pseudobulbs enveloped by tubular sheaths basally and carrying a single, apical, linear-oblong, 3 veined leaf and blooms in the winter on a semi-arching, 1 1/2" [3.75 cm] long, many [20] flowered, racemose, crowded inflorescence arising on a new growth.

Synonyms *Acoridium parvulum Ames 1906; Acoridium strictiforme Ames 1906; Acoridium venustulum Ames 1906; Dendrochilum parvulum var. strictiforme (Ames) H.A.Pedersen 1997; Dendrochilum strictiforme (Ames) Pfitzer 1907; Dendrochilum venustulum (Ames) Pfitzer 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908 drawing ok; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908 as D strictiforme drawing ok; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908 a D venustulum drawing ok; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915 as D strictiforme; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as D strictiforme; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997 photo; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Species Orchids Cootes 2011 photo fide;

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