Dendrochilum curranii Ames 1908 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Convoluta Pederson Photo byEric Hunt

to Fall Winter Spring

Common Name Curran's Dendrochilum [Original Collector of Species early 1900's]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.5 cm]

This miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species is endemic to the Phillipines, occuring at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters in montane forests with tapered pseudobulbs enveloped basally by persistent sheaths and carrying a single, apical, petiolate leaf with a prominent midvein that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on a gracefully arching, 6" [15 cm] long, many [50] flowered inflorescence that arises with a new growth.

CAUTION This determination does not correspond to Cootes 2011 but it does correspond to Cootes 2001.

Synonyms Acoridium curranii (Ames) Ames 1922;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 3 Ames 1908 drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as Acoridium curranii; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Orchids of The Philippines Cootes 2001 photo good; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo hmm