Pennilabium luzonense (Ames) Garay 1972 Drawing by Ames and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm LATERSummer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Luzon Pennilabium [An Island within the Philippine archipelago]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped completely by leaf bases carrying leathery, lanceolate, unequally bilobed, to 2" [5 cm] long leaves that blooms in the later summer and fall on a short, unbranched, axillary, longer than the leaves, smooth, few bracted, rachis somewhat thickened, flattened, to 2.8" [7 cm] long overall, loosely few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Saccolabium luzonense Ames 1913 publ. 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippinana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo good;

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