Dendrochilum ramosissimum (Ridl.) J.J.Sm. 1922 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Eurybrachium Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shade cold

Common Name The Most Branched Dendrochilum

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Sumatra at elevations of 2400 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with many branched, hanging rhizome with 1.8" 4.5 cm] between each almost terete, somewhat broader basally than apically, pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly lanceoalte, abruptly narrowing below the apex, petiolate base leaf that blooms on a young pseudobulb as the leaves are still quite small, pendulous, arising on a very thin, 1.6 to 2.2" [4 to 5.5 cm] long, rachis quadrangular, 2.7 to 5.2" [6.75 to 13 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence. J J Smith stated that D ramossissimum was close to D auritum but this one has larger flowers, , thye sepals are longer acuminate, the inflroescence arises when the leaves are quite young and undeveloped and the stigma is large filling the whole face of the column.

Synonyms Platyclinis ramosissima Ridl. 1917

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

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