Dendrochilum galbanum J.J.Wood 1994 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis [Benth.] Pfitzer

Inflorescence Photos by Art Vogel

Flower Closeup?

Plant and Flowers Photos by Rogier van Vugt and his Pbase Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade Cool Cold EARLY Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Greenish Yellow Dendrochilum

Flower Size

Found in Sumatra and Borneo in mossy forests on sandstone at elevations of 1800 to 2250 meters as a miniature sized, cool to coldgrowing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to clustered, ovoid to ovate-oblong, greenish yellow pseduobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, sulcate, linear-ligulate, obtuse, obtuse and minutely mucronate, 5 nerved leaf that blooms in the early spring on an erect, wiry, quadrangular, orange colored, laxly 12 to 20 flowered inflorescence with ovate-elliptic acute to acuminate floral bracts

CAUTION!!!!!!! I am not sure of the above determinations, the photos of Art Vogel seem more correct but the photos do not show much detail.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 3 1997; Dendrochilum of Borneo Wood 2001 drawing hmm; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 drawing hmm; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photo hmm/drawing hmm;