Dendrochilum perrineae Cabactulan, Cootes, M.Leon, R.B.Pimentel & Binayao 2018

SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Eurybrachium

Inflorescence and Plant

TYPE Photos by Miguel David De Leon and the The Phytoimages Website

Part shade cool LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name Mrs Perrine's Dendrochilum [honours Renee Araneta-Perrine, an advocate for the welfare of the indigenous tribes of Bukidnon and the preservation of their culture and natural resources]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the Philippines on Mindanao Island on moss covered branches at elevations around 1500 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, clustered, conical-oblong, wrinkled pseudobulbs enveloped by 3 and carrying a single, slightly plicate, leathery, lanceolate emarginate apically, adaxially and abaxially glabrous, margins entire, single nerved on both sides, acute below into the glabrous, green, grooved, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on synanthous, racemose, upright, peduncle acicular, 1.2 to 3" [3 to 5 cm] long, rachis to .8" [2 cm] erect, grooved, up to 17 flowered inflorscence with lunate, 18-nerved, persistent, glabrous, green, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, non-fragrant flowers.

"Dendrochilum perrineae is most similar to Ddc. apoense T. Hashimoto but differs in the shape of the petals which in Ddc. apoense are narrowly oblong, whereas the petals of Ddc. perrineae are ovate; the shape of the apex of the column differs considerably, in Ddc. apoense there are two outer stelidia with the middle portion being much shorter and distinctly toothed, whereas the shape of the apex of the column of Ddc. perrineae has two distinct outer stelidia but the middle portion is a single semi-circular structure." Cabactulan, M.D. De Leon, Cootes, and Pimentel 2019


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *OrchideenJ. 6(2): 14 Cabactulan, M.Leon, Cootes & R.B.Pimentel 2018 photo fide;