Dendrochilum johannis-winkleri J.J.Sm. 1927 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis

Photo by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name Johannis Winkler's Dendrochilum [German Director of Hamburg Botanical Garden, collected type later 1800's mid 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in western Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a branched rhizome giving rise to crowded, oblong-ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-subspathulate, often broadest distally, equally shallowly retuse, rounded apically, 3 main nerved, sulcate, petilate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, peduncle filiform, [8.5 to 10 cm] long, rachis quadrangular, 2.4" [6 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflotescence, with an acute solitary to absenmt bract and oblong-ovate, broadly obtuse floral bracts and carrying greenish white flowers.

This species is distinctive among Borneese Dendrochium because of its leaves that are broadest at the apex and subspathulate.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 3 1997 drawing good; Dendrochilum of Borneo Wood 2001 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 20 2017 photo fide;