Dendrochilum muluense J.J.Wood 1984 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis

Photo by Tom Ballinger and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part shade Cool Cold Fall

Common Name The Mt Mulu Dendrochilum

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Borneo in ridge top montane and mossy oak laurel forests at elevations of 1400 to 2200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a tough, branching rhizome giving rise to close set, clump-forming, narrowly conical to fusiform, erect pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-ligulate, obtuse, mucronate, 5 main nerved, narrow, sulcate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, porrect to gently curving, peduncle terete, filiform, 2.4 to 5.8" [6 to 14.5 cm] long, glabrous to minutely furfuraceous above, rachis quadrangular, at a sharp angle to the peduncle, .6 to 1.4" [1.5 to 3.5 cm] long, lax to subdense, 8 to 17 flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing ok/photo good; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 3 1997 drawing/photo fide; Dendrochilum of Borneo Wood 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman etal 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 2011 photo fide;