Dendrochilum gibbsiae Rolfe 1914 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Cruiciformia

Plant and Flowers in situ Mt Kinabalu Borneo Photos by Rogier van Vugt and his PBase Orchid Photo Site

Inflorescence

Flower Closeup Photos by Art Vogel

FragrancePart ShadeWarm Cold Winter SpringSummerFall

Common Name Gibb's Dendrochilum [Mrs Lilian Gibbs, original collector of species late 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Borneo in lower montane laurel forests at elevations of 870 to 3000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with closely caespitose, rarely distant to 1" [2.5 cm] apart, cylindrical, narrowly oblong, ovoid-oblong to narrowly fusiform, smooth to slightly wrinkled, always green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, subacute to acute, thin textured, 5 to 7 main veined leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an ascending to gently curving, terete, 7.2" to 12" [18 to 30 cm] long, many flowered, subdense, racemose inflorescence and carrying flowers that smell strongly of cinnamon or oranges.

Synonyms Dendrochilum kinabuluense Rolfe 1914; Dendrochilum quinquelobum Ames 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol VI Ames 1920; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol VI Ames 1920 as D quinquelobum; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 Wood 1997 drawing/photo fide; Dendrochilum of Borneo Wood 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as D quinquelobum drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide

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