Dendrochilum marginatum (Ames) L.O. Williams 1952 SUBGENUS Acoridium SECTION Acordium

Photo courtesy of David P. Banks

Part Sun Cool Spring

Common Name The Rimmed Dendrochilum

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

A rare, small sized, cool growing, epiphytic species endemic to the Philippines in montane forests at elevations around 1600 meters with pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong-lanceolate, acute, 3 veined, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a 2 ranked, 11.2" [23 cm] long, successively 10 to 20 flowered, racemose inflorescence.

Synonyms *Acoridium marginatum Ames 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003;