Dendrochilum williamsii (Ames) Pfitzer 1907 SUBGENUS Acoridium SECTION Acoridium [Nees & Meyen] Pfitzer & Kranzlin

Specimen Plant

Flower Closeup

Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens.

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

Flower Size 1/6" [4 mm]

Endemic to the high mountains of Luzon, the Philippines in mossy forests at elevations of 1200 to 2300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte on moss covered branches with very small to almost non-existent pseudobulbs carrying grass-like, thick and flattened leaves and blooms in the winter on an arcuate, 2" [5 cm] long, many [25] flowered inflorescence that arises with a new growth.

Synonyms *Acoridium williamsii Ames 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908 drawing good; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997; Orchids of The Philippines Cootes 2001 photo ok; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide