Hippeophyllum scortechinii (Hook.f.) Schltr. 1911

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Common Name or Meaning Scortechini's Hippeophyllum [Italian Minister and Botanist in Malaysia 1800's]

Flower Size .15" [2.75mm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Sulawesi? and Sumatra in lowland and riverine forests on rough barked, moss-free tree trunks at elevations around 50 meters as a small to just medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 4 to 6, two-ranked, laterally compressed, linear, acute, placed at an acute angle to stem and others, lower small, upper larger leaves that blooms on a terminal, pendulous, 20" [50 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carries non-resupinate flowers

In Java the fruits of this species along with fruits [not necessarily all together] from Plocoglottis javanica, Bulbophyllum vaginatum and Dendrobium crumenatum are boiled and the juice is applied into ones ears for an earache

Synonyms Iridorchis scortechinii (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; *Oberonia scortechinii Hook.f. 1888

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Oberonia scortechinii; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Oberonia scortechinii drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlecter 1912/1982; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 4 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 6 1978; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Woods & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide

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