Dendrochilum irigense Ames 1915 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis [Benth.] Pfitzer

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of Marni Turkel and Her Stony Point Website

Warm LATEWinterEARLYSpring

Common Name The Iriga Dendrochilum [A city in the Philippine province of Camarines]

Flower Size

Found in the Philippines at elevations around 500 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, tapering at both ends pseudobulbs carrying lanceolate, 3 to 5 veined leaves thqat blooms in the late winter and early spring on a 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with flowers that open from the apex of the stem first back to the base.

Synonyms Acoridium irigense (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 irigense; Orchidiana Philippinense Vol 1 Valmayor 1987; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #4 2014 photo fide;