Dendrochilum abbreviatum Blume 1825 SUBGENUS Platyclinis SECTION Platyclinis [Bentham] Pfitzer TYPE for the section

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Common Name The Short Dendrochilum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Java in primary forests at elevations of 700 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with oblong, dark green pseudobulbs with large, acute gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a undeveloped pseudobulb before the leaf emerges, 10 to 13" [25 to 32.5 cm] long, many [25 to 35 flowered inflorescence.

The orchid in the photo is Dendrochilum abbreviatum var reniformis.

Synonyms Acoridium abbreviatum (Blume) Rolfe 1904; Dendrochilum abbreviatum var reniformis J.J. Sm. 1905; Liparis abbreviata (Blume) N.E.Br. 1882; Platyclinis abbreviata (Blume) Benth. ex Hemsl. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as D abbreviatum var reniforme; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Sm. 1908 as D abbreviatum var reniforme drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005