Dendrochilum alpinum Carr 1935 SECTION Eurybrachium

Inflorescence and plant in situ Mt Kinabalu Borneo Photos by Th. Nordhausen and The Swiss Orchid foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shade Cold Spring SummerFall

Common Name The Alpine Dendrochilum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Borneo near Mt Kinabalu in upper montane forests on the side of granite boulders sheltered by stunted trees at elevations of 2400 to 3700 meters as a small sized, cold growing lithophyte with a branching clustered rhizome giving rise to ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly lanceolate, acute, basally clasping into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a terminal, arching, thin, 5" [12.5 cm] long, 2 ranked, many flowered inflorescence with a pendednt rachis and simultaeously opening flowers

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 drawing fide; photos ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing good; Dendrochilum of Borneo Wood 2001 Drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 Wood 2003 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011

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