Dendrochilum murudense (J.J.Wood) J.J.Wood 2001 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis

TYPE Drawing by Susanna Stuart Smith

TYPE Collection Sheet

Collection Sheet by J J Wood and Kew Plants of the World Website

Part shadeCold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Mt. Murud Dendrochilum

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Sarawak Borneo in lower montane primary forests at elevations around 2250 to 2400 meters as a miniature to small [in bloom] sized, cold growing, tufted epiphtye with conical, greenish-yellow, crowded pseudobulbs enveloped by membraneous sheaths in youth and carrying a single, apical, erect, thick, leathery, deeply sulcate, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, obtuse, mucronate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, peduncle .14 to 2.6" [3.5 to 6.5 cm] long, rachis 6.4 to 8" [16 to 20 cm] long, quadrangular, densely many flowered inflorescence with ovate, mucronate, membraneous, prominently nerved, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying greenish flowers

"Closely related to D crassifolium the column is much more slender and has obtuse fleshy stelida which arise from the base, the leaves are proportionally much smaller, recalling those of D lewisii and are often somewhat constricted below the apex and the flowers are larger and of a greenish hue and are probably visited by a diffferent pollinator." J J Wood 2001

Synonyms *Dendrochilum crassifolium var. murudense J.J.Wood 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as Dendrochilum crassifolium var. murudense drawing fide; *Dendrochilum of Borneo J J Wood 2001 drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001;