Dendrochilum curranii Ames 1908 SUBGENUS Acoridium SECTION Convoluta Pederson

Photo by Andy Phillips

to Fall Winter Spring

Common Name Curran's Dendrochilum [Original Collector of Species early 1900's]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters in montane forests as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species with tapered pseudobulbs enveloped basally by persistent sheaths and carrying a single, apical, petiolate leaf with a prominent midvein that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on a gracefully arching, 6" [15 cm] long, many [50] flowered inflorescence that arises with a new growth and carries fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Acoridium curranii (Ames) Ames 1922;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 3 Ames 1908 drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as Acoridium curranii; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Orchids of The Philippines Cootes 2001 photo not; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #4 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #2 2016 photo fide;