Dendrochilum philippinense (Ames) Pfitzer 1907 SUBGENIS Acoridium SECTION Acordium Photo courtesy of David Banks , 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; 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;