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



Subgenus – Platyclinis. Section – Platyclinis.

 

The text is below the pictures

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

Synonyms

 

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

 

Origin in the Wild

 

Java

 

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

 

Holotype

 

I could locate the specimen

 

 

Isotype

 

NA

 

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

 

Scent

 

I could find no record.

 

Flowering Season

 

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

 

Culture

 

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; http://www.kew.org/wcsp/ accessed 27 July 2009.