Tuberolabium phillipsii Choltco 2007 SECTION Trachoma

Side View Flower Closeup

Plant and Inflorescence

Photo byTimothy Choltco

Common Name Phillips' Tuberolabium [refers to nurseryman Andy Phillips of Andy's Orchids in California Current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short, cylindrical stem carrying several oblong to lanceolate, leathery,basally clasping leaves that blooms on an axillary, short, racemose, few flowered inflorescence carrying successively opening fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Orchids Vol 75 pg 922 12/2006 photo ok; *AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 3 2007 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #7 2016 photo fide;