Dendrochilum incurvibrachium J.J.Sm. 1917 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Eurybrachium Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

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Common Name The Incurved Column Dendrochilum

Flower Size .26" [6.5 mm]

Found in Sumatra without locational data as a small sized epiphyte with a creeeping, branching, terete rhizome with 3.6" [9 cm] between each elongate, cylindrical pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, oblong to lanceolate, narrowing apically, basally broader into the channeled, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender, arising with the leaf, longer than the leaf, peduncle very thin, to 2.6" [6.5 cm] long, rachis quadrangular, channeled above and below to 8" [20 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

This species is close to D vaginatum but D incurvibrachium has a smaller lip without side lobes, and longer, more acute stelids.

Also close toD teleense but the dorsal sepal is obtuse, the petals narrow to a basal claw, the colum wing is irregularily toothed and the stelids arise from the base.


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