Dendrochilum perrinei Cabactulan, Cootes, M.Leon, R.B.Pimentel & Binayao 2018 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis

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

Part shade cool LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name Perrine's Dendrochilum [in honour of John Paul Perrine, agriculturist and biodiversity conservation advocate on whose landholdings the species was found]

Flower Size .52" [1.3 cm]

Found in the Philippines on Mindanao Island in shady, mossy dipterocarp forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, clustered, conical-oblong pseudobulbs enveloped by 3 cataphyls and carrying a single, slightly plicate, leathery, linear, acute-acuminate apically, adaxially and abaxially glabrous, margins thickened, 2-nerved on both sides, acute below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on synanthous, racemose, upright, peduncle acicular, 2.8" [7 cm] long, provided with 3 lanceolate, involute, dull red bracts, rachis to 1.12" [2.8 cm] long, slightly arching, slightly decurrent, up to 6 flowered inflorscence with lanceolate, 9-nerved, persistent, glabrous, a bit longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers.

"Dendrochilum perrinei, florally, is most similar to Ddc. pangasinanense Ames, but differs in the shape of the labellum, which in Ddc. perrinei is panduriform, whereas the labellum of Ddc. pangasinanense is elliptic, with obliquely sub-triangular side lobes; the leaves of Ddc. perrinei are linear to about 4" [10 cm] long, whereas the leaves of Ddc. pangasinanense are lanceolate to oblong and about 8" [20 cm] long" Cabactulan, M.D. De Leon, Cootes, and Pimentel 2019


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *OrchideenJ. 6(2): 15 Cabactulan, M.Leon, Cootes & R.B.Pimentel 2018 photo fide;