Dendrochilum dempoense J.J.Sm. 1917 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis [Benth.] Pfitzer

Plant and Flowers Photos by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

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Common Name The Dempo Dendrochilum [A Mountain on Sumatra]

Flower Size 7/8" [2.2 cm]

Found in southern Sumatra at higher elevations as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid, apically narrowing, shiny brown pseudobulbs carrying lanceolate, basally contracted into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a lax, many [9 to 25] flowered, racemose, 10" [to 25 cm] long, fractiflex inflorescence arising on an immature pseudobulb with flowers that are the largest in the genus.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001