!Dendrochilum aurantiacum Blume 1825 SUBGENUS Dendrochilum TYPE for the section


Plant and Flowers Photos by Marius Wasbauer

Fragrant Part Sun Cool"Spring"

Common Name The Orange Dendrochilum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Java and Sumatra high in trees or scrambling over rocks at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized sized, cool growing epiphyte with 1.2 to 3.6" [3 to 9 cm] between each, narrowly oblong, pale green to orangy pseudobulb carrying a single, apical erect lanceolate, obtuse, shortly petiolate leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, slightly arching, 4" [10 cm] long, many flowered, , racemose, spaced all along the inflorescence and carrying very fragrant flowers

In the past D pallidiflavens was often recorded as a variety of D aurantiacum but D pallidiflavens differs in the flower color, the pseudobulb shape, the lip shaped, which is panduriform in D pallidiflavens and oblong in D aurantiacum and D pallidiflavens occurs at lower elevations


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 ; The Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005