Accepted name: Dendrochilum korintjiense J.J.Sm., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, III, 5: 30 (1922)

Subgenus – Dendrochilum.








Origin in the Wild




Elevation in the Wild


549-1800 metres


Habitat in the Wild


This species has been collected close to the summit on Mount Kerinci


The Plants Description


The rhizome is long and branches, aerial roots grow from the rhizome. The pseudobulbs are spaced up to 6cm apart and are an oblong-oval shape. The pseudobulbs measure 2cm long and are orange-red. The leaves are petiolate; the petiole is very short. The leaf blades are narrow, shaped lanceolate and have acute apices. The leaf blades measure 3.75-7cm long and 5-9mm wide.


The Inflorescence


The inflorescence measures at least twice as long as the leaves. One or two (?) inflorescences grow from undeveloped pseudobulbs. The flowers are spaced 2mm apart.


The Flowers


Jim Comber wrote that up to 40 flowers grow on one inflorescence (Comber 2001). The flowers are small and green. The sepals measure 3.8mm long and 1.2mm wide. The lateral sepals are slighter shorter and broader than the dorsal sepal. The labellum is entire and shaped oblong with an obtuse apex. There are two ridges from the base to mid way along the labellum. The labellum narrows slightly mid way along its length.  The column measures 1.75mm long. The stelidia grow from above the base of the column and slightly exceed the column apex.


Herbarium Specimens




I could not locate the specimen




National Herbarium Netherlands (L)


Specimen L0058676 (photo)




Specimen 98773 (photo)

Specimen 98774 (photo)


Unknown type material


Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (K)


Specimen K000078155




Not known


Flowering Season


Flowering plants have been collected in the wild during April.




I do not think this species is in cultivation


Similar species


Other species of the subgenus Dendrochilum


Additional Comments






COMBER, J.B. Orchids of Sumatra, 2001, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew


World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. 16 August 2008. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; accessed 16 August 2008.