Dendrochilum simulacrum Ames 1908 SUBGENUS Acoridium SECTION Convoluta

TYPE Drawing by Oakes Ames

Part shade Cold LATER Summer

Common Name The Simulating Dendrochilum

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found on Luzon in the Philippines at elevations above 2000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized epiphyte with thin, basally tapering pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, 3 veined, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on an erect, peduncle filiform, 4" [10 cm] long, rachis 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, opening from the apex towards the base, loosely many flowered inflorescence with subovate to oblong, truncate, basally dilated floral bracts and carrying white flowers with a reddish to purplish lip.

Similar to D pumilum but D simulacron differs in the stouter rachis, the more strict inflorescence and the very different sepals and D affine by the midlobe of the lip being smaller than the lateral lobes.

Synonyms Acoridium simulacrum (Ames) Ames 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philippinana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;