Dendrochilum merapiense Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Eurybrachium

Plant and Flowers Photos by Th Nordhausen and The Swiss Orchid foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Mt Merapi Dendrochilum

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in western Sumatra at elevations around 1700 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to close set, erect, linear, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a , mostly erect but arching at the apex, arising at the same time as the leaves, peduncle to 1.2" [3 cm] long, rachis laterally flattened, 2 to 2.4 [5 to 6 cm] long, 3.2 to 3.6" [9 cm] long overall, laxly 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, a little longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Dendrochilum liparidiflorum J.J.Sm. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001

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