Dendrochilum elegans Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Eurybrachium Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Beautiful Dendrochilum

Flower Size .36" [9 mm]

Found in western Sumatra at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a rather thin, pendulous, branched rhizome giving rise to cylindrical, 1.2" [3 cm] between each pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, apiculate, basally narrowing below into the short, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender, arising on developing pseudobulbs, peduncle to 1.6" [4 cm] long, basal sheath to .8" [2 cm] long, very fine, glabrous, rachis 6" [to 15 cm] long, overall much longer than the leaf, many flowered inflorescence.


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