Dendrochilum stenochilum Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis [Benth.] Pfitzer TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shade Hot

Common Name The Slim Lip Dendrochilum

Flower Size

Found in Sumatra at elevations around 360 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short, creeping rhizome giving rise to cylindrical, terete pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below intothe petiolate base leaf that blooms on a as long as the leaf or a little bit longer, arising with the leaves but before the pseudobulb, peduncle erect, rachis nodding, 10 to 11" [25 to 27.5 cm] long overall, 2 ranked, several flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that this species was close to D simile but this one has 4 teeth on the column apical wing and entire stelids while D simile has a bilobed wing and a tooth on each stelid.


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