Dendrochilum stenophyllum L.O. Williams 1952 SUBGENUS Acoridium SECTION Acordium [Nees & Meyan] Pfitzer Photo by Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

LATE EARLY

Common Name or Meaning The Narrow Leafed Dendrochilum

Flower Size 1/6" [4 mm]

Found on the Island Of Luzon, within the Philippines in montane forests at elevations of 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with stem-like, tapered at both ends pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, grass-like leaf that is grooved along the length as if pleated and blooms in the late summer and early fall on a semi-arching, slightly fractiflex, to 8" [20 cm] long, many [40] flowered inflorescence that arises with a new growth and holds the flowers densly at the upper 1/5 of the inflorescence.

Synonyms Acoridium angustifolium Ames 1937

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of The Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide

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