Rhynchostylis praemorsa [Wilde] Blume 1825

Photo courtes of Joji Castaneda-Lapuz

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Common Name The Torn Off Rhynchostylis

Flower Size 3/5" [1.5 cm]

Found only in the Philippines at elevations around 500 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte with gracefully arching, leathery, lightly striped with green leaves and blooms on an axillary, pendant, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Aerides preamorsa Wilde. 1805; Gastrochilus praemorsus (Willd.) Kuntze 1891; Saccolabium praemorsum Lindley 1833

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide