Dendrochilum subintegrum Ames 1920 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis [Benth.] Pfitzer

Drawing by Susanna Stuart-Smith


Holotype Drawing by Ames

Common Name The Almost Entire Dendrochilum [refers to the mostly unlobed lip]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found Sabah and Sarawak Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations around 1200 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with a branching, elongate rhizome with 1.6 to 4.8" [4 to 12 cm] between each, narrowly cyllindrical, often at an acute angle to the rhizome, cauliform pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, broadly elliptic to oblong-ellipitc, obtuse, shortly mucronate, sometimes constricted below the apex, coriaceous, 7 to 9 nerved, sulcate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect to gently curving, peduncle slender, 3.2 to 5.6" [8 to 14 cm] long, rachis quadrangular, 4.6 to 6.4" [12 to 16 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2, ovate-elliptic, acute bracts, oblong to ovate-oblong, obtuse floral bracts and carrying sweetly fragrant flowers.

The growth habit of this species is identical to D longipes.



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; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Dendrochilum of Borneo Wood 2011 Drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011