Orchipedum wenzelii (Ames) J.J. Sm. 1934

Plant in situ the Philippines Photo courtesy of Wei Zhiling, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Full shade WarmCool Spring

Common Name Wenzel's Orchipedum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with erect, succulent stems carrying below the middle, erect, obliquely lanceolate, membraneous, petiolate dilated below to form sheaths leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 8" [20 cm] long, glandular hairy, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Adenostylis wenzelii Ames 1915; Philippinaea wenzelii (Ames) Schltr. & Ames 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974; Orchidiana Philippiniana Valmayor 1984 as Philippiaea wenzelii