Accepted name: Dendrochilum muriculatum (J.J.Sm.) J.J.Sm., Blumea 5: 693 (1945)

Subgenus – XX. Section – XX.


Synonyms

 

Basigyne muriculata J.J.Sm., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, II, 255: 5 (1917).

 

Origin in the Wild

 

Sulawesi

 

Elevation in the Wild

 

Above 2500 metres

 

Habitat in the Wild

 

This plant has been collected on Gunung Tolongan and Gunung Mambuliling. J.J. Smith described the habitat as mountain forest.

 

The Plants Description

 

More will be added once I get hold of the original description

 

Herbarium Specimens

 

Other herbarium specimens

 

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K)

 

Specimen 52545.000

 

National Herbarium Netherlands, Leiden (L)

 

Specimen L0269672

 

Scent

 

I could find no record.

 

Flowering Season

 

Flowering plants have been collected in the wild during January and October.

 

The Inflorescence

 

More will be added once I get hold of the original description

 

The Flowers

 

More will be added once I get hold of the original description

 

Culture

 

I do not think this species is in cultivation

 

Similar species

 

Dendrochilum monodii (see this page for the differences)

 

Other Information

 

J.J. Smith wrote “The genus Basigyne was based with some hesitation on a single, much pressed specimen, collected by Matri Rachmat of the Botanic Gardens, Buitenzorg, during the expeditions of Prof. L. Van Vuuren to Celebes. The species was redetected by Mr C. Monod de Froideville on Mount Mamboeliling, but it is pitied that no flowers in spirit were secured. However, the study of an allied species in the same collection in which the stigma is not situated at the base of the column, makes it probable that the genus Basigyne had better be abolished and united with Dendrochilum

 

Reference

 

PEDERSEN, Henrik. 1995, Thirteen new species of Dendrochilum (Orchidaceae), a new record from Burma, and a checklist of the genus in East Malesia. Nord. J. Bot 15:381-402. Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

SMITH, J.J. 1945, Orchidaceae Novae Malayenses XVIII,  Blumea 5: 693.

 

World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. 02 September 2008. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.kew.org/wcsp/ accessed 02 September 2008.