Staurochilus luzonensis [Ames] Ames 1925 Photos courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, Dr. E.F. de Vogel Andre Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of David Morris and Clackamas Orchids

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Dale Borders

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Common NameThe Luzon Staurachilus [Philippine island]

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

A small sized, hot growing, monopodial epiphyte found in the Philippines at elevations below 400 meters with a stout, flattened, 2.4" [6 cm] long stem carrying 2 ranked, compact, overlapping, leathery, strap-shaped, unequally bilobed apically, slightly narrowing basally leaves that blooms in the summer through fall an axillary, erect, 36" [90 cm] long, rigid, smooth, racemose to paniculate, each 3 to 4 flowered branch 1.4 to 2" [3.5 to 5 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with successive opening, fleshy, faintly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Trichoglottis ionosma var. luzonensis (Ames) S.S.Ying 1977; Trichoglottis luzonensis Ames 1915; Vandopsis kupperiana Kraenzl. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Trichoglottis luzonensis; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as Trichoglottis luzonensis; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 as Trichoglottis luzonenesis drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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