Dendrochilum tenellum (Nees & Meyen) Ames 1907 SUBGENUS Acoridium SECTION Acoridium [Nees & Meyen] Pfitzer & Kranzlin TYPE for the section

Flower closeup Photos courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

Inflorecence Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright © 2002 All rights reserved.

Common Name The Very Delicate Dendrochilum

Flower Size 1/16" [1.5 mm]

Endemic to the Philippines at elevations of 1000 to 2300 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with tapered pseudobulbs carrying elongate, grass-like leaves and blooms in the winter on a semi-arching, 2" [5 cm] long, inflorescence that arises from the near the apex of a newer leaf and carries many [30] flowers.

Synonyms Acoridium sphacelatum Ames 1905; *Acoridium tenellum Nees & Meyen 1843; Ceratostylis gracilis Náves 1878; Dendrochilum junceum Rchb.f. 1878; Dendrochilum sphacelatum (Ames) Pfitzer 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1878 D junceum; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as D junceum; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908 as D sphacelatum; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915 as D sphacelatum; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Orchidaniana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as D spacelatum; Orchidaniana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of The Philippines Cootes 2001 photo ok; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 2 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 2 2007 photo; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo ok

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