Dendrochilum integrilabium Carr 1935 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis

Plant and Flowers in situ

Photos by J J Wood and The Swiss Orchid foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shade Hot Cool

Common Name The Entire Lip Dendrochilum

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Borneo in low open kerangas, low montane and sandy forests at elevations of 300 to 1350 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or rarely terrestrial with much branched rhizomes with close set, at an acute angle to the rhizome, fusiform to narrowly oblong, smooth pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly linear, slightly dilated at or above the middle, obtuse and minutely apiculate, thin textured, 5 main nerved leaf that blooms on a filiform peduncle, 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long, rachis narrowly quadrangular, 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] long, subdense to rather laxly many flowered inflorescence with ovate elliptic, acute bracts and ovate, apiculate, single nerved floral bracts.


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