Dendrochilum tenuifolium (Ames) Pfitzer 1907 SUBGENUS Acoridium SECTION Acoridium

Drawing by Ames and The Swiss Orchid foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Collection sheet and Drawing

Drawing and Collection sheet by Ames and The Filbot Flickr Website

Part shade Cold LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Slim Leaf Dendrochilum

Flower Size .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm]

Found on Luzon within the Philippines at elevations around 2060 to 2260 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, tapering at both ends pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, linear, 3 veined, tapering below into a slender petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, shorter than the leaf, 1.2 to 4.8" [3 to 12 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Acoridium tenuifolium 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; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo hmm