Dendrochilum ovatum J.J.Sm. 1922 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Eurybrachium

Plant and Flowers Photos by J.J.Wood and J.B.Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade CoolWinter

Common Name The Egg-Shaped Dendrochilum

Flower Size

Found in Sumatra at elevations around 1000 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, terete pseudobulbs carrying narrowly lanceolate, thin, abruptly narrowing in the upper third, gradually narrowing below into the petilate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a thin, flattened, quadrangular in cross-sectoin, to 11.2" [28 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence arising on newly developing stems as the leaves emerge and has broadly ovate, erose floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide;