Dendrochilum taeniophyllum J.J.Sm. 1917 SUBGENUS Dendrochilum Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Tape-Like Leaf Dendrochilum

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Sumatra at elevations around 1000 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphye with a short, branching rhizome with [.8 to 2 cm] between each oblong-ovoid, at an acute angle to the rhizome, pale green turing yellowish, apically narrowing pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly linear, rather shortly acute leaf that blooms on a solitary, peduncle, sparsely hairy, .032 to .64" [.08 to 1.6 cm] long, rachis quadrangular, alos sparsely hairy, [1.4 to 2.4" [3.5 to 6 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;