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

Subgenus – Dendrochilum.


 

 

 

Synonyms

 

None

 

Origin in the Wild

 

Sumatra

 

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

 

Holotype

 

I could not locate the specimen

 

Isotype

 

National Herbarium Netherlands (L)

 

Specimen L0058676 (photo)

 

AMES

 

Specimen 98773 (photo)

Specimen 98774 (photo)

 

Unknown type material

 

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (K)

 

Specimen K000078155

 

Scent

 

Not known

 

Flowering Season

 

Flowering plants have been collected in the wild during April.

 

Culture

 

I do not think this species is in cultivation

 

Similar species

 

Other species of the subgenus Dendrochilum

 

Additional Comments

 

NA

 

Reference

 

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; http://www.kew.org/wcsp/ accessed 16 August 2008.