Dendrochilum dolichobrachium (Schltr.) Merr. 1921 SECTION Platyclinis TYPE Drawing by J J Wood

Common Name The Long Stelida Dendrochilum

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Kalimantan and Timur Borneo in mossy forests at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with narrowly cylindrical to fusiform, erect, finely furrowed and rugose when dry pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, 3 to 4 nerved, with crystaline calcium oxalate bodies, linear-ligulate obtuse and minutely mucronate, attenuate below into the sulcate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, peduncle terete 1.6 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] long, without bracts, rachis quadrangular, 1.4 to 3.2" " [3.5 to 8 cm] long, lax to subdense, many flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Dendrochilum meijeri J.J. Wood 1994; Platyclinis dolichobrachia Schltr.1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 Drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood etal 2001; Dendrochilum of Borneo Wood 2001 drawing fide;