Dendrochilum stachyodes (Ridl.) J.J.Sm. 1904 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Eurybrachium

Plant and Flowers in situ Mt Kinabalu Photos by G Meyer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The Spike-Like Dendrochilum [refers to the inflorescences appearance of an ear of wheat]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in the Mt. Kinabalu area of Borneo in upper montane forests at elevations of 2100 to 3700 meters as a small sized, cold growing lithophyte with close set, elongate, fusiform pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, grasslike, acute leaf that blooms on a terminal, erect, arching to pendent, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Acoridium stachyodes (Ridl.) Rolfe 1904; *Platyclinis stachyodes Ridl. 1894

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 drawing/photos good; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 3 1997 drawing ok/photo ok; Dendrochilum of Borneo Wood 2001 drawing/photos ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011