Dendrochilum fuscescens Schltr. & J.J.Sm. 1909 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Eurybrachium Type drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade

Common Name The Brownish Dendrochilum

Flower Size .25" [6.3 mm] long

Found in western Sumatra without elevational data as a small sized epiphyte with a short branched rhizome giving rise to close set, cylindrical, narrowing towards the apex pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly lanceolate, very acute leaf that blooms on an erect, arising with the leaves, thin, peduncle to 2" [5 cm] long, rachis, nodding, laterally compressed, quadrangular in cross-section, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.


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