Pteroceras philippinense (Ames) Garay 1972

Lip Detail

Plant and Inflorescence Photo by Karl Senghas and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Rernz Herbaria Website.

Part Shade Hot Warm Fall

Common Name The Philippine Pteroceras

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of 3 to 750 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a semi-pendulous, short stem enveloped by leaf bases carrying alternate, linear to oblong to oblong-lanceolate, leathery, unequally notched apically leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, pendulous, slender, shorter than the leaves, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, pubescent, successively few, loosely to 20 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Pteroceras pustulatum Senghas 1989; Sarcochilus hubbardianus L.O.Williams 1937; Sarcochilus philippinensis (Ames) Ames 1915; *Thrixspermum philippinense Ames 1913 publ. 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiana Valmayor 1984; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 drawing ok/photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide

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