Dendrochilum acuminatum J.J.Sm. 1904 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Eurybrachium

Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Acuminate Dendrochilum [refers to the lip apex]

Flower Size .22" [5.5 mm]

Found in Sumatra at elevations of 1500 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a long, and mostly pendulous rhizome giving rise to well spaced, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, broadest in the basal half, gradually narrowing towards the acute apex, slightly undulate margined, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a thin peduncle that is 2.4" [6 cm] long, rachis arching and much longer than the peduncle, 6.4" [16 cm] long, arising from nearly mature pseudobulbs, many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

Comber states that among the members of the section Eurybrachium this one has a long acuminate lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;