Dendrochilum edentulum Blume 1825 SECTION Platyclinis

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Plant and Flowers Photos by Dr Ed de Vogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part Shade Cool Cold

Common Name or Meaning The Toothless Dendrochilum

Flower Size .22" [6 mm]

Found in the western Java and Sulawesi in moist forests at elevations around 1300 to 2100 meters as a miniature to small sized, [smallest Dendrochilum in Java], cool to cold growing epiphyte with .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm] between each pale green pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, gradually narrowing below into the petilate base leaf that blooms on a terminal, on developed pseudobulbs, to 8" [20 cm] long, half is pedunculate inflorescence carrying a few, pale yellowish green flowers.

Synonyms Acoridium edentulum (Blume) Rolfe 1904; Dendrochilum edentulum var. patentibracteatum J.J.Sm. 1933; Platyclinis edentula (Blume) Benth. ex Hemsl. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990;