Dendrobium merrillii Ames 1908 SECTION Aporum

Photo by Art Vogel

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Oakes Ames

Full Shadehot Summer

Common Name Merrill's Dendrobium [American Botanist in the Philippines late 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in the Philippines on Luzon, Mindoro and Samar at elevations around 350 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a flattened stem carrying, 2 ranked, alternate, imbricate, flattened, conduplicate, triangular leaves that blooms in the sumemr on a terminal, single flowered short inflorescence

Synonyms Aporum merrillii (Ames) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 drawing fide; The Complete Writings of Dr Quisumbing on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philippiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo good; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001 as D aff merrillii; A Guide to the Dendrobium of the Philippines Cootes and Tiong 2015 photo fide;