Dendrochilum ochrolabium J.J.Wood 1994 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis

Plant and Flowers in situ Sabah Borneo

Photos by Gary Yong Gee and his Orchid Photo Website

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Ochre Yellow Lip Dendrochilum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in open, low, dry, stunted forestsand in very low, open podosol forests at elevations around 1300 to 1450 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovoid to elliptic to oblong-cylindrical pseudubulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, very minutely black punctate-ramentaceous, particularly on the lower surface, narrowly elliptic, obtuse, minutely mucronate, margin minutely papillose, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect then arching, peduncle .5 to .8" [1.2 to 2 cm] long, filiform, rachis .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, quadrangular, sparsely ramentaceous, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence with oblong-elliptic, acute, concave, sparsely ramentaceous , floral bracts.

Wood states that this orchid is similar to D dulitense but this one has broader, narrowly elliptic, very minutely black punctate-ramentaceous leaves, pale green flowers with an ocher lip, a distinctly smaller, narrower lip without an elevated median nerve and ligulate, acute stelida.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 Wood 1997 drawing/photo fide; Dendrochilum of Borneo Wood 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 20 2017 drawing/photo fide;