Dendrochilum rigidulum 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 Cool

Common Name The Somewhat Rigid Dendrochilum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sumatra in montane forests at elevations around 1200 to 1700 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool epiphyte with a freely branching rhizome giving rise to close set, cylindrical, obtuse pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, almost linear, abruptly narrowing apically, shortly acute, abruptly narrowing below into the channelled petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect but apically nodding, arising on mature pseudobulb, thin peduncle, 2.6 to 4.4" [6.5 to 11 cm] long, rachis zig-zag, quadrangular in cross-section, to 4.8 to 7.2" [12 to 18 cm] long, 2 ranked, laxly many flowered inflorescence carrying light green flowers

Similar to D cornutum but this one differs in the short broad stelida and the lip shape.


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