Dendrochilum carnosulilabrum J.J.Sm. 1933 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Eurybrachium Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cold

Common Name The Fleshy Lip Dendrochilum

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Sumatra in forests at elevations of 2100 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a robust, pendulous, branching rhizome giving rise to slender, set 2.8 to 4.8" [7 to 12 cm] apart pseudobulbs carrying a single, obliquely ovate, long-acuminate, the apical margins often folded inwards to meet one another, apiculate, shortly rounded into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a long and arching, thin, 1.2 to 2.8" [3 to 7 cm] long peduncle, rachis quadrangular in cross-section, glabrous, 5.2 to 7.6" [13 to 19 cm] long, two ranked, many flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate, acute floral bracts.

J J Smith put this species close to D loongicaule but D latilobum has briadder leaves, a denser inflorescence, a shorter lip with taller lamellae and broader column arms. It is also a more robust plant with a thicker and shorter rhizome.

Synonyms Dendrochilum ovatum J.J.Sm. 1928

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Suamtra J B Comber 2001;