Dendrochilum oxylobum – 365 days of orchids – day 866

A new species for 365 days is this interesting species with long sprays of smallish flowers.

Dendrochilum oxylobum is a species endemic to Borneo where it has been recorded from Kalimantan, Sarawak and Sabah. In Sarawak it has been recorded from Kuching district and this makes the species significant to us as we are working with the MRSM School in Kuching and the Sarawak Orchid Society to support the setting up of orchid propagation projects.

if we are successful in pollinating the species the seed will be heading back to its home range for work in the school.

The species is found from 400-900m and so it is very at home in our Warm Asia Section with a minimum of 17C where it does really well in baskets with lots of water.



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