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

Subgenus – XX. Section – XX.



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


Origin in the Wild




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




I could find no record.


Flowering Season


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


The Inflorescence


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The Flowers


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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




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; accessed 02 September 2008.