!Macropodanthus philippinensis L.O.Williams 1938 Photo by Ramon De Los Santos courtesy of Jim Cootes, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Full Shade Hot

Common Name or Meaning The Philippine Macropodanthus

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found only in the Philippines at elevations up to 500 meters as a semi-pendulous, miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying a few, 2 ranked, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, leathery, acute and oblique apically leaves that blooms on an axillary, pendulous, 6" [15 cm] long, to 15 flowered inflorescence with floral segments that reflex after opening for a day or so.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 drawing not = M cootesii; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 5 2000 photo; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo ok; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014