Accepted name: Dendrochilum zollingeri Miq., Fl. Ned. Ind. 3: 626 (1859)

Subgenus – Platyclinis. Section – Platyclinis.


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This photo was by J.J. Smith and is from his Orchids of Java.



Dendrochilum cobolbine Rchb.f., Flora 71: 151 (1888).


Origin in the Wild




Elevation in the Wild


760-1000 metres


Habitat in the Wild


Within West Java this species has been collected in Gunung Halimun, Gunung Sorowaki and Poedjon.


This species is an uncommon plant and is found in humid and shady forests.


The Plants Description


The pseudobulbs cluster together along the rhizomes. The pseudobulbs measure 3.75-4.75cm long. The leaves are petiolate; the petiole measures 11-15cm long. The leaf blades are shaped lanceolate and have acute apices. The leaf blades measure 40cm long and 3cm wide.


The Inflorescence


The inflorescence is synanthous and measures up to 65cm long. The peduncle is longer than the rachis. The flowers alternate distichously and are spaced widely apart.


The Flowers


The flowers are green; the apical section of the labellum is pale brown. The sepals and petals spread widely. The sepals and petals measure c7.5mm long and c1.6mm wide. The labellum is porrect but recurved so it points downwards, concave apically and entire. The margin is entire except for the erect basal margins which are erose. There are two keels that extend to the part of the labellum that is brown and concave. The stelidia are broad basally and are shaped triangular. The stelidia are equal to the column apex.


Herbarium Specimens




I could locate the specimen







Other herbarium specimens



National Herbarium Netherlands, Leiden (L)


Specimen L0322430 (Dendrochilum cobolbine)

Specimen L0322431 (Dendrochilum cobolbine) Doubtful provenance.

Specimen L0322432 (Dendrochilum cobolbine)

Specimen L0322820

Specimen L0322821

Specimen L0322823

Specimen L0322824




I could find no record.


Flowering Season


Flowering plants have been collected in the wild during October, November and December




I do not think this species is in cultivation


Similar Species



Other Information


This is a large growing species compared to many others in the genus


Reference -


COMBER, J.B. Orchids of Java, 1990, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, UK


World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. 27 July 2009. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; accessed 27 July 2009.