Dendrochilum complectens J.J.Sm. 1922 SUBGENUS Dendrochilum Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool

Common Name The ?Dendrochilum

Flower Size .4" [8.5 mm]

Found in Sumatra at elevations around 1400 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with robust, many branching rhizome giving rise to pseudobulbs that are 3.6" [9 cm] apart and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate-elliptic, acute, abruptly contracted below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, arising from the nodes of the rhizome, peduncle with many imbricate, red brown spotted bracts, the rachis quadrangular in cross-section, flattened, densely hairy, to 4" [10 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence .


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