Dendrochilum sumatranum J.J.Sm. 1904 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis

Plant and Flowers in situ Sumatra Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Sumatran Dendrochilum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sumatra at elevations around 1600 to 2200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with narrowly conical, close set pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-lanceolate, acute to bidentate, broad in the middle, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, robust, to 16" 4 to 6" [40 cm] long, peduncel longer than the rachis, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, boat-shaped floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 2011 photo fide;