Dendrochilum linearifolium Hook.f. 1889 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis

Plant and Flowers in situ Cameron Highlands

Photos by David Kuehn

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Linear-Shaped Leaf Dendrochilum

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

Found in Malaysia and Sumatra in ridge top upper montane forests at elevations around 1500 to 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing lithophyte and occasional epiphyte with clear green turning brown with age, globose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, obtuse, gradually narrowing below in to the elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect then arching, 6.4" [16 cm] long, several [8 to 12] flowered inflorescence arising with a newly forming pseudobulb growth.

Synonyms Acoridium linearifolium (Hook.f.) Rolfe 1904; Platyclinis linearifolium (Hook.f.) Ridl. 1896; Platyclinis pulchella Ridl. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 7 Ames 1922 as Acoridium linearifolium; Flora Of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photos fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Dendrochilum of Borneo Wood 2001; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 4 2002 photo; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide