Dendrochilum merrillii (Ames) Pfitzer 1907SUBGENUS Acoridium SECTION Acordium

Collection Sheets by Ames

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name Merrill's Dendrochilum [American Orchid Collector within the Philippines late 1800's earlier 1900's]

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in the Philippines in montane foress at elevations of 2100 to 2800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with close set, tapering at both ends , grooved pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-lanceolate, prominently veined leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, racemose, 4" [10 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, 3 times longer than the ovary floral bracts carrying flowers that are large, white or yellow.

Synonyms *Acoridium merrillii Ames 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908 drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 drawing good;