Dendrochilum schweinfurthianum (Ames) L.O.Williams 1952 SUBGENUS Acoridium

Drawing and Collection sheet by Ames and The Filbot Flickr Website

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name Schweinfurth's Dendrochilum [American orchid Botanist 1st half of 29th century]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found on Luzon within the Philippines in mossy montane forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with tapering at both ends, slender, longitudinally furrowed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-oblong, 3 veined, rarely 5 to 7 veined leaf that blooms in the fall on a terminal, longer than the leaf, 4" [10 cm] long, loosely few flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms *Acoridium schweinfurthianum Ames 1937

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984