Dendrochilum grandiflorum (Ridl.) J.J.Sm. 1904 SUBGENUS Dendrochilum SECTION Cruciformia


Photos by Th. Nordhausen and The Swiss Orchid foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria


Drawing by Susanna Stuart Smith

Part shade Cool Cold winterSpring Summer Fall

Common Name The Large Flowered Dendrochilum

Flower Size .24" [6mm]

Found in Borneo near Mt Kinabalu in upper montane forests at elevations of 1500 to 3800 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to cylindric, tapering towards the apex, finely wrinkled pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, acute, reticulate nerved, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect to gracefully arching, terminal, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Acoridium grandiflorum (Ridl.) Rolfe 1904; *Platyclinis grandiflora Ridl. 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 drawing fide/photo good; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing ok/photo good; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 3 1997 drawing/photo fide; Dendrochilum of Borneo Wood 2001 Drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011