Dilochia parviflora J.J.Sm. 1931 z

Photo by Peter Maxwell

Another Flower

Photo by John Varigos and Flickr Photo Website


Common Name The Small-Flowered Dilochia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Borneo in hill and lower montane forests among limestone boulders at elevations around 600 to 1800 meters as a large to giant sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial or epiphyte with several leafy, noded stem carrying bifarius, oblong-ovate, long-acuminate to acute, shortly contracted below into the base, coriaceous, glossy above,dull beneath leaves that blooms in the late spring later summer and in the mid fall on a terminal, paniculate, 5 to 7 branched, each branch 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm], in total length to 3.6" [9cm] long, spreading, slightly curved, to 10 flowered inflorescence with bracts subtending branches, cymbiform, clasping, concave, acute to shortly acuinate, persistent brown bracts and cymbiform, concave, semi-ovate, shortly acuminate to conical-apicaulate, densely punctate, many nerved, cream to brown colored floral bracts and carrying slightly sweet scented flowers

Synonyms Arundina parviflora (J.J.Sm.) Masam. 1942

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 Wood 2003 drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide for the 1st photo; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011