Dendrochilum rhodobulbum Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Dendrochilum


Drawing Photo by J Levy/Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shade

Common Name The Rose Red Pseudobulb Dendrochilum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in West Sumatra without elevational data as a miniature sized epiphyte with a fairly long, creeping to pendulous rhizome giving rise to erect, 1.4" [3.5 cm] between each, reddish, narrowing towards the apex pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a to 4.8" 12 cm] long, without a peduncle, flowers from the base to the apex, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Acoridium reniforme (Ames) Ames 1922

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