Dendrochilum dewindtianum W.W.Sm. 1915 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis [Benth.] Pfitzer

Plant and Inflorescence in situ Borneo

Photo by © Tony Rodd and his Flickr Photo Website

Fragrance

Common Name Dewindt's Dendrochilum [Ranee of Sarawak Lili Alice de Windt 1900's]

Flower Size .33 to .4" [.8 to 1 cm]

Found in Sumatra and northern and northwestern Borneo in lower to upper montane forests and scrub at elevations of 1400 to 3000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid-oblong to globose-ovoid, smooth becoming wrinkled, yellowish to red pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear to oblong to oblong-elliptic, apex often conduplicate, obtuse and mucronate to acute, cuneate below into the rigid, sulcate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on an erect to gently curving, arising with a new growth, often rather stout, quadrangular, 5.2 to 14.8" [13 to 37 cm] long, laxly to subdensely 10 to many flowered inflorescence without or with, 1 to 2, ovate, acuminate bracts and oblong-ovate to ovate-elliptic, obtuse to acuminate floral bracts and carrying strongly scented flowers.

J J Smith stated that this species was close to D longifolium but D dewindtianum differs in the shorter pseudobulbs, the densely dotted blackish sheaths and the hairy inflorescence and the shorter side lobes of the lip.

CAUTION!!! The photo above is not good enough in detail to let us know that it is definitively D dewindtianum so pleawse use with caution.

Synonyms Dendrochilum dewindtianum var. sarawakense Carrière 1935; Dendrochilum furfuraceum J.J.Sm. 1922; Dendrochilum lobongense Ames 1920; Dendrochilum perspicabile Ames 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol VI Ames 1920; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol VI Ames 1920 as D lobongense; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol VI Ames 1920 as D perspicabile; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 drawing good/photo ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 as D lobongense; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing ok; Dendrochilum of Borneo Wood 2001 drawing fide/photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 drawing good; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman etal 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo/drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as D perspicable drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 14 Wood 2014 photo ok;

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