Dendrochilum tenompokense Carr 1935 SECTION Platyclinis

Inflorescence and plant in situ Mt Kinabalu Borneo Photos by Peter Maxwell and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

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 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 good/photo ok; 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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