Tuberolabium quisumbingii (L.O. Williams) Christenson 1992 SECTION Tuberolabium

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Photo courtesy of Joji Castaneda-Lapuz

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Common Name Quisumbing's Tuberlabium [Philippine Botanist 20th cent.]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found only in the Philippines and is often confused with Tuberolabium kotense which only occurs in Taiwan. They are definitely 2 different species. Found as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with several leaves that blooms on an axillary, 5" [12.5 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Parapteroceras quisumbingii (L.O.Williams) J.J.Wood 1990; Saccolabium quisumbingii L. O. Williams 1938

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 62 #3 1998 as Saccolabium quisimbingii photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 12 1999 photo wrong = T escritorii; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 # 12 1999 as T escritorii photo fide; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 #12 pg 922 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #2 2019 photo fide;

Tuberolabium quisimingii (L.O. Williams) Christenson 1992 var Xanthus Cholcto 2007

Flower closeup

Flower Comparison Photo courtesy of Timothy Choltco

Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 2 1980 as Saccolabium quisimbingii; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 12 1999 photo wrong = T escritorii; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 3 2007 photo fide;