Dendrochilum javierinum Magrath, Bulmer & I.Shafer 1989 SUBGENUS Acoridium SECTION Acoridium [Nees & Meyen] Pfitzer & Kranzlin Photo by Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flowers

Flower Closeup Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name The Javier Dendrochilum [An Area of Leyte Philippines or Philippine Orchid Nurseryman 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in the Philippines in mossy cloud forests at elevations above 1200 meters in bright light as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with tapered pseudobulbs carrying leathery leaves that blooms in the winter on an arching, racemose inflorescence that arises on a new growth with the flowers crowded on the upper 1/3.

Cootes states that this species was actually described for Mr Elias Javier a personal friend of the authors and should be D javieri. Kew changed this to D javierianum because of latin nomenclature rules.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997; The Orchids of The Philippines Cootes 2001 as D javieri photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as D javieri photo fide;