Dendrochilum glumaceum

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Dendrochilum glumaceum (not my photo)

Code: DEND.0x0000, DEND.0x0001

Common Name: The Husk-Like Dendrochilum
Scented: yes, sweet hay
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: cool to hot
Blooms: spring and autumn
Synonyms: Acoridium glumaceum [Lindley]Rolfe 1881; Dendrochilum glumaceum var validum [Rolfe] Pfitz. 1907; Platyclinis glumacea Benth. ex Hemsl. 1881

A Philippine epiphytic or lithophytic, small to medium sized, hot to cool growing species found at elevations of 500m to 2300m on trees and rocks with conical to ovoid, clustered pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, grass-like, erect to narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, plicate, acute or acuminate, longly petiolate leaves that blooms in the spring and autumn on an axillary, to 30cm long, slender, pendulous-arcuate, inflorescence with spreading, imbricating, distichous, glumaceous bracts and many fragrant flowers arranged in 2 rows, smelling of sweet hay, and all occupying the apical half.


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