Dendrochilum vaginatum J.J.Sm. 1904 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Eurybrachium TYPE Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Sheathed Dendrochilum [refers to the sheath covered rhizome]

Flower Size .2" [8 mm]

Found in Sumatra and western Java in montane forests at elevations around 1346 to 1520 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome with 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] between each, more or less terete pseudubulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate-lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a terminal, arising on fully developed pseudobulbs, peduncle, 2.4" [6 cm] long, rachis, to 6.4" [16 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Sm. 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001;