Dendrochilum lepidum Ridl. 1923 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Eurybrachium

Plant and Flowers Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Beautiful Dendrochilum

Flower Size .152" [3.8 mm]

Found in Sumatra in forests at elevations around 1280 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a branching, faily slender rhizome giving rise to cylindrical, to 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] apart, swollena bit basally pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, pendent, papery, oblong-lanceolate, acumiante, narrowing below rather abruptly into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender, peduncle 4" [10 cm] long, 10" [25 cm] long overall, densely many flowered inflorescence with oblong, mucronate, a little longer than the ovary floral bracts carrying greenish white flowers.


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