Pennilabium luzonense (Ames) Garay 1972 TYPE Drawing by J J Smith 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;