Staurochilus ionosma (Lindl.) Schltr. 1914

Photo by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Fragrance Part Sun HotCool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Violet-Scented Staurochilus

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in the Phillipines at elevations of 300 to 1300 meters as a giant sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, stout stem carrying many very leathery, gracefully arching, unequally bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, erect, branching, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, many [25] flowered inflorescence carrying sweetly fragrant flowers

Synonyms Cleisostoma ionosmum Lindl 1847; Epidendrum lineare Blanco 1837; Trichoglottis ionosma (Lindl.) J.J.Sm. ex Hayata 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones plantarum formosanarum nec non et contributiones ad floram formosanam. Hayata 1912 as Cleisostoma ionosma; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Trichoglottis ionosma; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as Trichoglottis ionosmum Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo ? lip; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo; Orchid Digest Vol Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide