Dendrochilum turpe (Ames) Pfitzer 1907

SUBGENUS Acoridium

Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Common Name The Deformed Dendrochilum

Flower Size .2" [6mm]

Found on Luzon in the Philippines in mossy forests at elevations of 500 to 2260 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with slnder, pear-shaped pseudobulbs carrying linear-elliptic, 3 to 5 veined leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, loosely flowered, 11.2 to 14" [28 to 35 cm] long, racemose inflorescence.

Synonyms *Acoridium turpe Ames 1906

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; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as Acoridium turpe; Orchidiana Philippiana Valmayor 1984 drawing good; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide