Dendrochilum auriculilobum J.J. Wood 1994 SECTION Acoridium TYPE Drawing by J J Wood

Common Name The Ear-Like Lobe Dendrochilum [refers to the side lobes of the lip]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo open mossy ridge forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with sparingly branched rhiaome giving rise t opcylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical linear-lanceolate, acute, thin-textured leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, peduncle filiform, wiry, 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, with 6 imbricate bracts, rachis curving, two-ranked, 7.2 [18 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate, abtuse, margine hyaline, prominently nerved, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying somewhat fragrant, very pale greenish flowers with a green lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 Drawing fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 Wood 1997 drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood etal 2001; Dendrochilum of Borneo Wood 2001 drawing fide;