Dilochia elmeri Ames 1912 Collection sheet and drawing by Ames

Part shade Hot Warm Spring Summer

Common Name Elmer's Dilochia [American botanist and Orchid Collector late 1800's in the Philippines]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations around 500 meters as a giant sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a pendulous, leafy in the upper 2 thirds stem carrying lanceolate, aomewhat leathery, decreasing in size towards the apex leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, branching, bracteate in two rows, , to 8" [20 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

The flowers are white with a heavily carmine to dark pink blotched lip


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes Photo fide;