Pennilabium armanii P.O'Byrne, Phoon & P.T.Ong 2009

TYPE Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade hot summer

Common Name Arman's Pennilabium [Malaysian Original Collector of Species current]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.3 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia in lowland primary forests at elevations of 50 to 100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with an unbranched, short, compressed stem enveloped completely by leafbearing sheaths and carrying 4 to 7, distichous, held in a horizontal fan, decurved apically, oblong to slightly obovate, leathery, green, rounded and unequally bilobed apically, tapering below into the very short, canaliculate, petiolate basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on several, lateral, horizontal to descending, glabrous, stoutly cylindrical and fleshy becoming 2 winged towards the apex, gradually extending to .8" [2 cm] long, fractiflex, 2 rowed, successively single, 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence with persistent, ovate, brown, erose to denticulate margin, minutely apiculate apically floral bracts and carrying short lived flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide