Dendrochilum graminifolium (Ames) Pfitzer 1907 SECTION Acoridium

Plant and Flowers

Photos by André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full Shade Cool Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Grass Like Dendrochilum

Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm]

Found in the Philippines in mossy forests at elevations around 1600 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing orchid with erect, small cylindrical, strongly grooved with age pseudobulbs carrying grasslike, terete leaves that blooms in the winter on a loosely, two ranked, many flowered, racemose inflorescence carrying fragrant yellow turning brown in time flowers and glumaceous bracts that almost envelop the flowers

Synonyms *Acoridium graminifolium Ames 1906

References <W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908 drawing ok; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 7 Ames 1922 as Acoridium graminifolium; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo ok;