Dendrochilum oliganthum (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 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