Dendrochilum tenompokense Carr 1935 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis

Inflorescence and plant in situ Mt Kinabalu Borneo

Photos by Peter Maxwell and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing D tenommpokense var tenompokense

Drawing D tenommpokense var pappililabium

Drawings by Susanna Stuart-Smith

Part shade Cool Cold Fall

Common Name The Tenompok Dendrochilum [An Area near Mt Kinabalu]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Sabah and Sarawak Borneo in lower to upper montane forests at elevations 1500 to 2300 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with small, ovoid, bare pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricating, basal, scarious becoming fibrous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, longer than the leaf, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence

Plant size, flower color and shape and length of inflorescence are variable in this species.

Synonyms Dendrochilum papillilabium J.J.Wood 1994

References

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as D papillilabium; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 3 1997 as D pappililabium drawing ok; Dendrchilum of Borneo Wood 2001 drawing fide/photo ok; Dendrchilum of Borneo Wood 2001 as D tenompokense var papillilabium drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beaman etal 2001; 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

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