Dendrochilum havilandii Pfitzer 1907 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis [Benth.] Pfitzer

Drawing by Susanna Stuart-Smith


Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shade Hot LATER Summer EARLIER Fall

Common Name Haviland's Dendrochilum [Surgeron and naturalist and curator of the Sarawak museum in Kuching collector of the type later 1800's earlier 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sarawak Borneo on in lowland and hill forests or on limestone rocks and cliffs at elevations of sealevel to 400 meters as a hot growing lithophyte or epiphyte with a branching, flexuous, smooth rhizome with crowded, approximate, cylindrical, terete to narrowly ovate, pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, tough, coriaceous, shiny above mat beneath, 5 main nerved, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate-obovate, obtuse to subacute, attenuate below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later sumer and fall on an erect, peduncle terete, 5 to 11.2" [12.5 to 28 cm] long, rachis quadrangular, 4.2 to 6.4" [10.5 to 16 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with a solitary, ovate-elliptic, acuminate floral bract.

Synonyms Dendrochilum hewittii J.J.Sm. 1909

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