Diglyphosa elmeri Ames 1912 Collection Sheet by filibot and The Philippine Herbaria Website

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Common Name or Meaning Elmer's Diglyphosa [American Botanist in the Philippines 1900's]

Flower Size 3.2 to 3.4" [8 to 8.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines in Davao on mt Apo as a small sized terrestrial with a creeping rhizome giving rise to a single, elliptic-lanceoalte, 5 veined, purple, elongate petioalte base leaf that blooms on an erect, 8" [20 cm] long, with several tubular bracts, rachis 3" [7.5 cm] long, densely several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984;