Dendrochilum duplicibrachium J.J.Sm. 1922 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis Photo by Leicneagra and The Wild Orchids Of Sumatra Website

Part shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Two Bracted Dendrochilum

Flower Size

Found in Sumatra at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short, branched, terete rhizome giving rise to close set, thin, terete, narrowing apically, pale opaque green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, acute, green above, some minute purple spotting beneath, channeled in to the petiolalte base leaf that blooms on a thin, , peduncle to 5.2" [13 cm] long, rachis, pendulous, more or less the same length as the peduncle, many flowered inflorescence.

J J Smith stated that D duplicibrachium was close to D simile but stands closer to D odoratum from which it differs by the flower color, the denticulate lip with 3 longitudinal keels and the shape of the column.


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