Dendrochilum microstylum Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Eurybrachium TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Very Small Stylids Dendrochilum [refers to the column]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sumatra at elevations around 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping, stem-like rhizome with 1.4" [3.5 cm] between each terete pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly lanceolate, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, appearing before the pseudobulbs mature, thin, rachis to 2" [5 cm] long, at least 5.6" [14 cm] long overall, 2 ranked, laxly many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.


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