Dendrochilum wenzelii Ames 1915 SECTION Acoridium [Nees & Meyen] Pfitzer & Kranzlin

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flower

Photos by Eric Hunt

Yellow Variety Close up

Yellow Variety Plant and Flowers

Photos by Larry Mayse

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Common Name Wenzel's Dendrochilum [Orchid Collector in the Philippines early 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

This is a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing Philippine epiphytic species occuring in forests at elevations of 300 to 1000 meters with tapered pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, leathery leaf that blooms on a semi-arching inflorescence that arises on a new growth with many [30] crowded flowers occuring in the late winter and early spring.

Synonyms Acoridium wenzelii (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 wenzalii; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 9 1997 photo fide; Orchids of The Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 4 2002 photo; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 5 2009 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #7 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 1 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #3 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #4 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #3 2019 photo fide;

Dendrochilum wenzelii Ames 1915 yellow variety Photo by Dale and Deni Borders

This species is from the Philippines and blooms in the late winter and early spring and is a color form of the species.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of The Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide

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