Tuberolabium odoratissimum (J.J. Sm.) Garay 1972 SECTION Tuberolabium

Inflorescence Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

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Common Name The Very Fragrant Tuberolabium

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

This monopodial, miniature to just small sized, pendant, warm to cool growing, epiphytic species is found in Java at elevations of 500 to 1400 meters with horizontal, spically rising stems carrying linear, thick, fleshy, "V" channeled in cross cut, pendulous, gray green leaves and blooms on an axillary, 4"+ [10+ cm] long, many [20] flowered inflorescence with very fragrant flowers which can occur at any time of the year.

Synonyms Parapteroceras odoratissimum (J.J.Sm.) J.J.Wood 1990; *Saccolabium odoratissimum J.J. Sm 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Saccolabium odoratissimum; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Saccolabium odoratissimum drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 as Parapteroceras odoratissimum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 no 12 1999; AOS Orchids pg 922 12/2006; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 errata for Vol 1

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