Tuberolabium escritorii (Ames) Garay 1972 SECTION Tuberolabium Photo byJay Pfahl


Common Name Escritor's Tuberolabium [original collector of type early 1900's

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in the Philippines in montane forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with short, thick, flattened stems enveloped by persistent leaf sheaths and carrying 2 ranked, leathery, thick, rigid, erect leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a short, very thick, 2 .8" [7 cm] long, winged, to 25 flowered, racemose inflorescence.

Synonyms Parapteroceras escritorii (Ames) J.J.Wood 1990; *Saccolabium escritorii Ames 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 # 12 1999 photo wrong shows T quisimbingii; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 # 12 1999 as T quisumbingii photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Orchids pg 922 12/06; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 Photo fide