Dendrochilum simplex J.J.Sm. 1909 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis TYPE Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Fragrance Part shade Warm CoolSpring Summer Fall

Common Name The Modest Dendrochilum

Flower Size

Found in Borneo in lower montane forets, primary forests, rocky places and riparian forests at elevations of 400 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with .4 to 2.2" [1 to 5.5 cm] between eachterete, narrowly oblong to narrowly fusiform, smooth pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, ovate ellipticto narrowly ellipitc, often constricted below the apex, acute to shortly acuminate, sometimes narrrowly obtuse, thin textured, 5 to 7 main nerved, sulcate and canaliculate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring summer and fall on agerntly curving, peduncle filiform, .8 to 3" [2 to 7.5 cm] long, rachis quadrangular, somewhat compressed, 1.6 to 5.6" [4 to 14 cm] long, laxly to densely many flowered inflorescence with 1 to 6 ovate, apiculate to acuminate bracts and ovate-orbicular to broadly ovate, apiculate acute to sometimes obtuse, concave floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Dendrochilum remotum J.J.Sm. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol VI Ames 1920; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as D remotum; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing ok; Dendrochilum of Borneo Wood 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 Wood 2003 drawing fide