Dendrochilum ocellatum (Ames) Pfitzer 1907 SUBGENUS Acoridium SECTION Acordium

Drawing and Collection sheet by Ames and The Filbot Flickr Website

Part shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Eyed Dendrochilum [Refers to the ocelli [eye-like transparent pits] in the sepals and petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found on Luzon within The Philippines at elevations around 2300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphye with pear shaped pseudobulbs giving rise to a single, leathery, linear-oblong, 1 to 3 main nerved leaf that blooms in the fall on a 1.2 to 2.6" [3 to 6.5 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Acoridium ocellatum 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