Dendrochilum megalanthum Schltr. 1912 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis

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

Part shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Long Column Foot Dendrochilum

Flower Size .4" [2 cm]

Found in Sumatra at elevations around 750 to 1800 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to close set, cylindrical-conical, gradually narrowing towards the apex pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, more or less erect, coriaceous, lanceolate-elliptic, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a thin, basally erect arching above, arising at the same time as the leaves, peduncle naked, glabrous, to 4" [10 cm] long, rachis to 8" [20 cm] long, 15 to 25 flowered inflorescence with spreading, lanceolate-elliptic floral bracts.


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