Origin in the Wild
Elevation in the Wild
Habitat in the Wild
This herbarium specimen in Kew was collected in forest near Padang Panjung in Western Sumatra.
The Plants Description
The rhizomes are long and creeping, Jim Comber wrote that this species hangs down from tree branches (Comber 2001). The pseudobulbs are cylindrical and measure 2-3cm long and 0.5-0.7cm in diameter. The pseudobulbs are narrower at their apex. The leaves are shaped elliptic-lanceolate and have very short petioles; the leaves measure 10-12.5cm long and 1.3-2.3cm wide.
The flowers grow all the way from the base of the inflorescence. The inflorescence measures 9-17cm long
The flowers are yellow and open widely. The sepals are shaped narrowly oblong and have subacute apices. The sepals measure 5mm long. The petals are shorter than the sepals and are shaped linear-spathulate and falcate. The labellum is entire, shaped oblong and ahs an obtuse apex; the labellum is wider at its apex. The column measure 2mm long. The stelidia grow from near the apex and curve inwards, the stelidia are longer than the column.
I could not locate the specimen
Specimen 98814 (photo)
Specimen 98816 (photo)
Specimen 98815 (photo)
Unknown type material
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K)
Specimen K000078172 (photo)
Other herbarium specimens
National Herbarium Netherlands (L)
Specimen 98817 (photo)
The plant that Schlechter described was flowering in the wild during January.
I do not think this species is in cultivation
Schlechter wrote that this species is easily identified from others in subgenus Dendrochilum by the long stelidia that exceed the column apex.
COMBER, J.B. Orchids of Sumatra, 2001, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
SCHLECHTER, R. 1911, Beiträge zur Kenntis der Orchideen Flora von Sumatra, Botanishe Jahrbücher fur Systematik Pflanzengeshicte und Pflanzengeograhie, number 104 page 1-61
World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. 18 August 2008. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.kew.org/wcsp/ accessed 18 August 2008.