!Tuberolabium kotoense Yamam. 1924 SECTION Tuberolabium Another Flower Angle Photos courtesy of Timothy Choltco

Common Name The Koto Tuberolabium [An Montane Area of Taiwan] - In China Guan Chun Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found only in the Taiwan on the trunks of ficus trees in montane forests at elevations around 300 meters as a hot growing, miniature sympodial epiphyte that blooms on an 11" [to 25 cm] long, axillary, lateral, pendant, few to many [8 to 50] flowered inflorescence with the waxy, fleshy, flowers opening simultaneously and occuring in the winter.

Grow this one mounted on tree fern or wood in semi-shade, high humidity and cool to hot temperatures.

This Taiwanese endemic species is often confused with the Philippine endemic Tuberolabium quisumbingii.

Synonyms Saccolabium kotoense (Yamam.) Yamam. 1926

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 4 1994 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 5 1995 Drawing; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Orchids Vol 75 pg 922 12/06; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide

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