Acanthephippium mantinianum Linden & Cogn. 1897 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl.

Flower Closeup Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Inflorescence and Plant Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders.

Common Name Mantin's Acanthephippium [Belgian Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

A Philippine, terrestrial species that is found from 500 to 1500 meters in shaded, mountainous regions with dark purple to dark green, transluscent, ovoid tapering towards the apex pseudobulbs carrying 3, plicate, fleshy, elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, deciduous, tapering to a stalk leaves and blooms in the summer on a to 10" [25 cm] long, lateral raceme arising with a new growth and carrying up to 5, fleshy, highly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Acanthophippium mantinianum L. Linden & Cogn. 1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiniana Vol1 Valmayor 1984; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 11 1993 drawing; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchds Pridgeon 1992; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 2 1997 photo; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 6 1999 photo; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 1999 photo fide; Flora's Orchids, Nash and La Croix 2005; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003

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