Dendrochilum graciliscapum (Ames) Pfitzer 1907SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis Photo by Eerika Schulz and Her Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part shade Cool Spring Summer

Common Name The Thin Inflorescence Dendrochilum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found on Mindanao within the Philippines on mossy trees at elevations around 1800 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with spindle-shaped pseudobulbs enveloped by, closely appressed, black dotted sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear, narrow, tapering at both ends, obtuse, petiolate base leaf , that blooms in the spring and summer on threadlike, rachis to 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, 6" [15 cm] long overall, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Acoridium cucullatum Ames 1906; Acoridium graciliscapum Ames 1906; Dendrochilum cucullatum (Ames) Pfitzer 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908 drawing ok; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908 as D cucullatum drawing ok; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915 as D cucullatum; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as D cucculatum; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;

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