Pennilabium naja P.O'Byrne 2000

Plant and Flower

TYPE Photos by Peter O'Byrne; courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulenand Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Common Name or Meaning The Naja Pennilabium [a type of Cobra, refers to the column which resembles the flared neck of a cobra]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sulawesi in swampy forests low down on vines and small trees at elevations around 1400 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a fan of lanceolate, apically unequally bilobed, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on several, elongating, successively single, several flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide;