Dendrochilum pulcherrimum (Ames) L.O. Williams 1962 SUBGENUS Acoridium SECTION Heterantha Pedersen TYPE for the section

Inflorescence Photos by William Pinnix

Common Name The Very Beautiful Dendrochilum

Flower Size 1/6" [4 mm]

Found only in the Philippines on the Island of Luzon in mossy forests at elevations greater than 1200 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte on outer branches of trees in exposed locations and has oval pseudobulbs carrying leathery leaves and blooms in the winter on a heteranthous, arching, many flowered racemose inflorescence.

Synonyms *Acoridium pulcherrimum Ames 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 7 Ames 1922 as Acoridium pulcherrimum; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997 photo fide; Orchids of the Philipppines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #4 2014 photo fide;