Dendrochilum rhombophorum (Rchb.f.) Ames 1908 SUBGENUS Acoridium SECTION Acoridium [Nees & Meyen] Pfitzer & Kranzl.

Photo by © Pieter Pelser P.B., J.F. Barcelona & D.L. Nickrent (eds.). 2011 onwards. Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines Webpage

Common Name The Oval Pseudobulb Dendrochilum

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in the Philippines on Luzon, Leyte and Mindanao at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with oval pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, linear-lanceolate leaf that blooms in the spring on an arching, to 5" [12.5 cm] long, to 30 flowered, racemose inflorescence arising with a new growth.

Synonyms Acoridium rhombophorum (Rchb.f.) Ames 1923; Acoridium whitfordii Rolfe 1905; *Coelogyne rhombophora Rchb.f. 1877; Dendrochilum whitfordii (Rolfe) Pfitzer & Kraenzl.1907; *Pholidota rhombophora Rchb.f. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 1 Ames 1905 as Acoridium whitfordii; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908 as D whitfordii drawing good; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 3 Ames 1908; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915 as D whitfordii; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as D whitfordii Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo ok; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cooes 2011 photo good; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #3 2014 photo fide;