Dendrochilum gramineum (Ridl.) Holttum 1947 SECTION Platyclinis [Benth.] Pfitzer

Photo by Lourens Grobler


Flower Closeup

Photos by Art Vogel

Full shade Cool

Common Name The Grass-Like Dendrochilum

Flower Size

Found in Malaysia at elevations of 1200 to 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with .4" [1 cm] between each basally thickened pseudobulb carrying a single, grass-like leaf that blooms on a to 10" [25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Platyclinis graminea Ridl. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:280 Holttum 1947; Flora of Malaysia Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photos hmm; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo hmm