Dendrochilum dulitense Carr 1935 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis TYPE Collection Sheet by Carr and The Kew Science Website


Common Name The Dulit Dendrochilum [refers to the ridge where the species was discovered]

Flower Size 1/4" [6.2 mm]

Found in Sarawak and Brunei Borneo in lower montane moss forests on small trees at elevations around 1350 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a 2" [5 cm] long, 6 flowered inflorescence.

Wood states that this orchid is similar to D ochrolabium but it has broader, narrowly elliptic, very minutely black punctate-ramentaceous leaves, pale green flowers with an ocher lip, a distinctly smaller, narrower lip without an elevated median nerve and ligulate, acute stelida.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 20 2017;