Pinalia ferruginea is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Kuntze in 1891. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Dendrolirium ferrugineum.
ORIGIN: Found in India and Bhutan at elevations of 800 to 1800 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a thick creeping rhizome giving rise to stem-like, cylindric, 5 noded, branched pseudobulbs enveloped by sheaths and carrying 2, apical, narrowly oblong-elliptic to elliptic, acute to subacuminate, coriaceous, gradually narrowing below into the grooved, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, racemose, tomentose, to 6.4 [to 16 cm] long, laxly 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence enveloped by lanceolate, acuminate, tomentose sheaths and has ovate, acute, reflexed, tomentose floral bracts.
FLOWER SIZE: 3/4 to 1.2 inches [2 to 3 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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