Dendrochilum oliganthum (Ames) Pfitzer 1907

Drawing and Collection sheet by Ames and The Filbot Flickr Website

Part shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Sparse Blooming Dendrochilum

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found on Luzon within the Philippines in upper montane forests at elevations around 2300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with round to pear shaped pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblanceolate, 3+ veined leaf that blooms in the fall on a 1.6" [4 cm] long, racemseo, few flowered inflorescence carrying brownish red flowers.

Synonyms *Acoridium oliganthum 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