Dendrochilum insectiferum (Ridl.) J.J.Sm. 1922 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shade Cool Cold

Common Name The Incurved Insect Like Dendrochilum [refers to the colors and size of the flowers]

Flower Size

Found in Sumatra in open swamp forests at elevations of 1900 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a short, branching rhizome with 2.8" [7 cm] between each oblong, apically narrowing pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic-lanceolate, abruptly narrowing apically, basally acutely narrowing into the channeled, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender, arising with the leaf, longer than the leaf, peduncle thin, rachis flattened, alomost quadrangular, 3.4 to 6.8" [8.5 to 17 cm] long, 9 to 14 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Platyclinis insectifera Ridl. 1917

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