Dendrochilum glossorhynchum Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis Type drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Tongue Shaped Beak Dendrochilum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in western Sumatra at elevations around 1800 meters as a small to medium sized cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to close set, oblong, almost cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly lanceolate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, arising with the leaves, thin, peduncle to 5.2 to 6.8" [13 to 17 cm] long, rachis 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence.

J J Smith stated that this species was close to D kingii but D glossorhynchum has smaller flowers and there are no stelid present as well as the lip side lobes are somewhat acute and those of mD kingii are obtuse.


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