Dendrochilum filiforme

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Dendrochilum filiforme (not my photo)

Common Name: The Golden Chain Orchid / The Thread-Like Dendrochilum
Scented: yes
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: cool to hot
Blooms: spring to early summerbr /> Synonyms: Acoridium filiforme [Lindley]Rolfe 1904; Dendrochilum filiforme var. ramosii (Ames) L.O.Williams 1937; Dendrochilum ramosii Ames 1913 publ. 1914; Platyclinis filiformis (Lindl.) Benth. ex Hemsl. 1881

A miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing, miniature Philippine species with conical or ellipsoid-fusiform pseudobulbs covered with papery sheaths carrying 2 apical, erect, petiolate, narrowly linear-ligulate, subobtuse leaves needing good light and even year round watering that blooms in the spring to early summer on a 60cm, pendulous-arcuate, slender, crowded, many flowered [100+], inflorescence arising from the apex of a newly developing pseudobulb and having papery, convolute bracts that are equal to the ovary in length. This species has highly fragrant flowers that are arranged in 2 rows.


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