Dendrochilum saccolabium Kraenzl. 1916 SUBGENUS Acordium SECTION Acoridium [Nees & Meyen] Pfitzer & Kranzl.

Side View Photos by David Banks

Common Name The Sack-Like Lip Dendrochilum

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations above 1200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with tapered, single leafed pseudobulbs with a leathery, flat, corrugated leaf and blooms in the fall and winter on an semi-arching, densely many [40] flowered inflorescence arising with a new growth and has flowers that do not open fully because of the spotted bracts semi-enveloping them.

Synonyms Acoridium saccolabium (Kraenzl.) Ames 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 photo good; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 as Acoridium saccolabium photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997 Photo fide; Orchids of The Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;