Dendrochilum alatum Ames 1920 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Eurybrachium

Photo by Todd Barkman and EVOLUTION OF VEGATATIVE MORPHOLOGY IN MOUNT KINABALU HIGH ELEVATION ENDEMICS: INSIGHTS OF THE ORCHID GENUS DENDROCHILUM Website

Common Name The Winged Dendrochilum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in northern Borneo in montane forests, in scrub on ridges and on granite substrates at elevations of 1700 to 3200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with crowded, ovoid to obpyriform, rugose, orange yellow to red pseduobulbs carrying a single, dark olive green, linear-lanceolate, obtuse to subacute, apiculate, attenuate at each end, 3 nerved, gradually narrowing below into the sulcate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter ona gently curving to pendent, slender, terete, quadrangular, 4" to 9.4" [10 to 23.5 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with 1 to 3, ovate-elliptic, acute bracts and ovate, acute, 3 nerved floral bracts

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol VI Ames 1920 drawing good; ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photos ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing hmm; Dendrochilum of Borneo Wood 2001 drawing ok/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo ok

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