Dendrochilum angustilobum Carr 1935 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis [Benth.] Pfitzer

Drawing by T J Barkman


Drawing by J J Wood

LATE Fall WinterSpring

Common Name The Narrow Lobe Dendrochilum

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo on Mt Kinabalu in lower montane forests at elevations around 1400 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with ovoid or fusiform, smooth, shiny grey-green more or less suffused red pseudobuls carrying ovate- oblong-elliptic to oblong-oblanceolate, obtuse to subacute, sometimes constricted a bit below the apex, thin textured, 7 to 9 main nerved, green above with narrow red margins or suffused red, beneath grey-green more or less suffused red, abruptly narrwoing below into the sulcate, petiolate base leaves that blooms on a pale dull red pendulous, pedunclefiliform, slightly dilated distally, .8 to 2.2" [2 to 5.5 cm] long, provided with 3 to 8, ovate, obtuse, erose, imbricate bracts, rachis quadrangular, 7.2 to 14" [18 to 35 cm] long, subdensely many [to 80] flowered inflorescence with bright flesh colorovate, obtuse to acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts.


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