Dendrochilum philippinense (Ames) Pfitzer 1907 SUBGENIS Acoridium SECTION Acordium Photo byDavid Banks, courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Shade Cool Fall Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Philippine Dendrochilum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in the Philippines in mossy forests at elevations of 200 to 2300 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with pear-shaped pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 3 to 9 veined leaf that blooms fall and winter on a dense, slender, 10" [25 cm] long, longer than the leaf, racemose inflorescence with chaff-like floral bracts

Synonyms Acoridium philippinense Ames 1906; Acoridium purpureum (Ames) Ames 1922; Dendrochilum philippinense var. purpureum (Ames) H. A. Pedersen 1997; Dendrochilum purpureum Ames 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908 drawing ok; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 7 Ames 1922 as Acoridium purpureum; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as D purpureum; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;