Dendrochilum exalatum J.J.Sm. 1904 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis

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Part shade Cool

Common Name The Exaggerated Dendrochilum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sumatra and western Java at elevations around 1300 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to close set, almost terete but slightly broader in the middle pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, obtuse, apiculate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender peduncle, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, arising on an immature pseudobulb, rachis 2.8" [7 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION This species is very close to D kingii but this one with smaller flowers but if they turn out to be the same then D kingii takes precedence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java J B Comber 1990; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001