Dendrochilum joclemensii Ames 1920 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Eurybrachium

Photo by Kathy Barrett

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Oakes Ames and The Swiss Orchid foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shade Cool LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name Joclemens' Dendrochilum [American Chaplain Joseph Clemens later 1800/earlier 1900's - Orchid Collector on Mt Kinabalu]

Flower Size .22" [5.5 mm]

Found in northern Borneo as a twig epiphyte in lower montane ridge forests and on mossy roadbanks at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with a shortly creeping, clump forming rhizome giving rise to crowded, subfusiform, smooth, becoming rugulose, green pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, slender, sulcate, linear, obtuse, apiculate to shortly acute, 3 main nerved, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect to gently curving, peduncle slender, .88" to 1.6" [2.2 to 4 cm] long, greenish orange, rachis quadrangular, 1.4 to 2.2" [4 to 5.5 cm] long, salmon pink, laxly few to about 24 flowered inflorescence with narrowly elliptic, acute floral bracts and carrying unscented flowers that open from the top of the inflorescence down.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 6 pg 55 Ames 1920 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Dendrochilum of Borneo Wood 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 Wood 2003 drawing fide/photo ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011