Dendrochilum geesinkii J.J. Wood 1994 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis

TYPE Drawing by J J Wood


Common Name Geesink's Dendrochilum [Dutch Botanist Original Collector of the type species 1900's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Sarawak and Kalimantan Borneo in hill forests and ridge forests at elevations around 1290 to 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with crowded, cylindrical to narrowly oblong, wrinkled when dry pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, oblong-elliptic, ligulate, obtuse, mucronate to subacute, narrowing and cuneate below into the sulcate to conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect to gently curving, arising through an almost fully developed leaf, peduncle 5.2 to 6.8" [13 to 17 cm] long, with solitary, ovate-ellipitic, acuminate bracts, rachis quadrangular, 8 to 9.2" [20 to 23 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with triangular-ovate, subulate, acute to acuminate, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying pale green flowers.

Related to D crassifolium but is distinguished by the much longer pseudobulbs, slightly longer floral bracts and slightly smaller flowers with narrower petals, obscure, auriculate lip side lobes and stelida exceeding the column apical hood.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 Drawing fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 Wood 1997 drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood etal 2001; Dendrochilum of Borneo Wood 2001 drawing fide;