Accepted name: Dendrochilum devoogdii J.J.Sm., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, III, 12: 109 (1932)

Subgenus – Dendrochilum

 

 

 

 

Synonyms

 

None

 

Origin in the Wild

 

Sumatra

 

Elevation in the Wild

 

600 metres

 

Habitat in the Wild

 

This species has been collected from Liwa-Krui in Bengkulu Province and was found growing on a rock wall.

 

There are no further accounts of this species.

 

The Plants Description

 

This rhizome branches and measures 25cm long. The pseudobulbs are spaced 3.5-9.5cm apart along the rhizome. The pseudobulbs measure 3.7-4.4cm long. The leaves are petiolate; the petiole measure 1cm long. The leaf blades are shaped oblong-elliptic and have acuminate apices. The leaf blades measure 12.5cm long and 4.4cm wide.

 

The Inflorescence

 

The inflorescence can grow much longer than the leaves. The peduncle is slightly hairy, very short and measures 1.5cm long. The rachis is sparsely hairy. The flowers are spaced 2mm apart.

 

The Flowers

 

One of the inflorescences on the herbarium specimen has over 60 flowers on it. The flowers are very small and measure 3mm across. The sepals and petals incurve. The dorsal sepal measures 2mm long and 0.6mm wide. The lateral sepals measure 2mm long and 0.7mm wide. There is a prominent vein on the back of the lateral sepals. The petals measure 2mm long and 0.5mm wide. The basal margin of the labellum is erose. The column has an incurved apical hood that is entire. The stelidia grow from the middle of the column and scarcely reach the column apex.

 

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Herbarium Specimens

 

Holotype

 

National Herbarium Netherlands, Leiden (L)

 

Specimen L0058447 and L0058448 (photos)

 

Scent

 

I could find no record.

 

Flowering Season

 

The flowering holotype was collected in the wild during February.

 

Culture

 

I do not think this species is in cultivation

 

Similar Species

 

Dendrochilum pallidiflavens var. pallidiflavens

 

Additional Comments

 

J.J. Smith wrote that this species was related to Dendrochilum macranthum from Borneo. Smith said this species differed by its longer inflorescences and the erose lower part of the labellum, the shorter keels on the labellum and the entire apical hood. Dendrochilum macranthum is now considered to be a synonym of Dendrochilum pallidiflavens var. pallidiflavens.

 

Reference

 

COMBER, J.B. Orchids of Sumatra, 2001, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

 

World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. 24 August 2008. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.kew.org/wcsp/ accessed 24 August 2008.