Pennilabium proboscidcum A.S.Rao & J.Joseph 1969

Another Angle of Flower

Side View of Flower Photos by Nitade Chula

Another Flower

Photo by Seidenfaden


Common Name The Nosed Pennilabium

Flower Size

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam and Thailand where it blooms in the summer

CAUTION From what I can gather from the scant information that there is available to me, the difference between this species and P struthio is this one has hirsute apices of the petals and P struthio does not, P proboscidium has the rostellum easily visble and the apeces to the lip is rounded in P Proscidium and in P struthio it is squared off, otherwise they are very similar.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007