Dendrochilum bandaharaense J.J.Wood & J.B.Comber 1995 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis

TYPE Drawing by J J Vermeulen

Full shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Mt. Bandahara Dendrochilum

Flower Size .2" [.5 cm]

Found in Sumatra and peninsular Malaysia in montane forests at elevations of 2600 to 2700 meters as a cold growing epiphyte with a creeping, branching rhizome with .48" [1.2 cm] between each, ovate-fusiform pseudobulbs with many basal, lanceolate, acute-acuminate sheaths and carrying a single, lanceolate, acute-acumiate, basally narrowing into the grooved, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a terminal, arising with a newly arising pseudobulb, peduncle, slender, terete, 2.4" [6 cm] long, rachis ribbed, 6[4" [16 cm] long, to 40 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Most similar to D odoratum and D simile that have entire margins but D bandaharense has serrate margins to the hypochile of the lip as wel las pale-salmon-creamy colored flowers with an apical wing and more pronounced teeth of the column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 drawing fide; Gard. Bull. Singapore 60: 41 Jutta, Ong and Phoon 2008 drawing fide;