Dendrochilum longipes J.J.Sm. 1912 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis

Drawing by Susanna Stuart-Smith

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing of D mantis

Drawings by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Fragrance Part shade Cool Cold Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Long Column Foot Dendrochilum

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Sarawak and Kalimantan Borneo in lower and upper montane ridge forests at elevations of 1400 to 2400 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or occasional lithophte with .6 to 2.6" [1.5 to 6.5 cm between each, narrowly cylindrical, often at an acute angle to the rhizome, pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptic, thin, acute or shortly obtuse, somewhat conduplicate, often constricted below the apex, stiff, coriaceous, 5 to 9 nerved, pale brownish green to pale green, sulcate bellow into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring summer and fall on an erect, rigid, peduncle greenish brown to pinkish, .4 to 1.6" [1 to 4 cm] long, with a solitary to rarely 2, ovate, obtuse, adpressed bract, rachis quadrangular, 6.8 to 11.2" [17 to 28 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate to semi-orbicular, obtuse, erose, spreading floral bracts, carrying fragrant flowers.

"Closely allied to D subintegrum but distinguished primarily by the narrower leaves, broader liabellum mid lobe, prominent flange like keels adnate tothe margin of the side lobes and stelida which esceed the apical hood of the column and are dilated at the apex." J J Wood 2001

Synonyms Dendrochilum mantis J.J.Sm. 1931

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Dendrochilum of Borneo Wood 2001 Drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 Wood 2003 drawing fide/photo ok; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 20 2017 photo/drawing fide;