Dendrochilum hamatum Schltr. 1911

SECTION Platyclinis [Benth.] Pfitzer Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shade Winter

Common Name The Hooked Dendrochilum [refers to the stelida of the column]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in western Borneo as a mini-miniature to miniature sized epiphyte with cylindrical, somewhat dilated towards the base pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-ligulate, acute, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, peduncle .68 to 1.6" [1.7 to 4 cm] long, rachis 1.4 to 2.2" [3.5 to 5.5 cm] long, rather lax, 10 to 16 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Dendrochilum of Borneo Wood 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman etal 2001;