Dendrochilum carnosum (Ridl.) Holttum 1947 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis

Plant and Flowers

Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Janyt Renz Herbaria Website


Photo by Art Vogel

Part Shade Cool Cold

Common Name The Fleshy Dendrochilum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia on exposed mountain ridges at elevations of 1350 to 2100 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout unbranched roots arising from a rhizome free from the substrate and .6 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] between each pseudobulb and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, blunt, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a terminal, 12" [30 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Platyclinis carnosa Ridl. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:280 Holttum 1947; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 as Dendrbium laciiosum photos fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide;