Dendrochilum odoratum (Ridl.) J.J.Sm. 1904 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis Photo by The Orchids of Malaya Website

Common Name The Fragrant Dendrochilum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Penninsular Malaysia and Sumatra in montane forests on branches of moss covered trees at elevations around 1200 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, leaf that blooms on an erect then nodding, 14" [35 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence arising on a newly developing pseudobulb and carrying scented flowers.

Synonyms *Platyclinis odorata Ridl.1870

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photos fide; 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