Nephelaphyllum mindorense Ames 1907

Photo by Raab Bustamante and The Phyto Images Website

Common Name The Mindoro Nephelaphyllum [An Island within the Philippines]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of 200 to 1700 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with purplish stems carrying a single, ovate to lanceolate, purple beneath, mottled dull green leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, to 6" [15 cm] long, several apical flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Tainia mindorensis (Ames) Gagnep. 1932

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 3 Ames 1908 drawing fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide