Pennilabium lampongense J.J.Sm. 1928

TYPE Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot

Common Name or Meaning The Lampong Pennilabium [The Southernmost part of Sumatra]

Flower Size

Found in Sumatra on Mt. Rate Telanggoran at elevations around 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying around 6, obliquely lanceolate, falcate, narrowing apically, obtusely bilobed, with a short median spike, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a much shorter than the leaves, the peduncle to .28" [7 mm] long, with a few short sheaths, rachis thicker, laterally flattened, quadrangular, .4" + [1 cm +] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with alternating in two rows, triangular, keeled floral bracts and carrying light yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;