Dendrochilum vanoverberghii Ames 1912 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Convoluta

Plant and Flowers Photos by Lourens Grobler

Part shade CoolCold Fallwinter

Common Name or Meaning Vanoverberg's Dendrochilum [Belgian Preist and Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in the Philippines in central Luzon on mossy tree trunks and branches at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, elliptic psuedobulbs carrying very leathery, linear leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an arching, 5.6" [14 cm] long, 2 ranked, to 20 flowered inflorescence

CAUTION!!!!!!!!I am not sure of this determination, Does not match Cootes photo, Need more references.

Synonyms Acoridium vanoverberghii (Ames) Ames 1922

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 7 Ames 1922 as Acoridium vanoverberghii; Orchidiana Philippiniana Valmayor 1984; Orchids of The Philippines Cootes 2001 photo not; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo not

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