Pennilabium acuminatum (Ridl.) Holttum 1947

Photo by Andre Schutteman

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Photo by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Acuminate Pennilabium [refers to the sepals]

Flower Size

Found in penninsular Malaysia in the Cameron Highlands as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, narrowing below into the basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a drooping, rachis thickened, angled, to .6" [1.5 cm] long, 1.6 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] long overall, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms*Sarcochilus acuminatus Ridl. 1909

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:285 Holttum 1947; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide;