Dendrochilum simile Blume 1825 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis

Diagnostic Rolled Lip

Plant and Flowers in situ Cameron Highlands

Photos by David Kuehn.

Common Name The Similar Dendrochilum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Penninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands and Sumatra at elevations around 1075 to 1650 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovoid, smooth, close set pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erct, lanceolate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an ascending then pendant, 16" [40 cm] long, to 35 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acoridium lineare (Ridl.) Rolfe 1904; Acoridium simile (Blume) Rolfe 1904; Dendrochilum lineare (Ridl.) Holttum 1947; Platyclinis linearis Ridl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:280 Holttum 1947 as D lineare; Flora Of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as D lineare; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok; Dendrochilum of Borneo Wood 2001