Omoea philippinensis Ames 1915

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flowers Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website


Common Name The Philippine Omoea

Flower Size

This epiphytic, monopodial, mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing orchid is found only in the Philippines at elevations of 800 to 2000 meters with erect stems carrying very leathery, thick, flattened, grooved on top and bottom leaves that blooms in the fall on a short, to 6 flowered inflorescence with the flowers held close to the plant in a cluster.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 5 Ames 1915; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 ; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 3 2001 photo; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide;