Dendrochilum filiforme Lindley 1840 SECTION Platyclinis [Benth.] Pfitzer Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Plant and Inflorescence Photo by Jay Pfahl

Variety Alba Photo courtesy of Dale Borders

Specimen Plant Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

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Common Name The Golden Chain Orchid - The Thread-Like Dendrochilum [refers to the long, slender inflorescence]

Flower Size more than 1/4" [5 mm]

A miniature to small sized, warm to cold growing, miniature Philippine species at elevations of 660 to 2250 meters 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 24" [60 cm], 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.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 2 Ames 1908 drawing fide; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915 as D ramosii; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo ok; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 2 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 8 1959 photo as Platyclinis filiformis; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as D filiforme var ramosii; Die Orchideen lieferung 15 Schlechter/Brieger 1984 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 Vol 7 1996 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 8 1997 photo; Orchid Australia Vol 13 No 1 2001 photo; The Orchids of The Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;

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