2003, September 15. Philippine Orchids - Redrawn
Re-issued with scientific names added to designs
Litho Offset. APO-NEDA, Perf 13 1/2
Singles, Sheets of 200
6p Dendrobium uniflorum –
10p Kingidium philippinense –
22p Trichoglottis philippinensis –
Anton D.A. Claro, Cesar Apolonio
Lay-out Artist: Alfonso V. Divina
Paphiopedilum urbanianum - (Photograph
taken from the Book, Native Philippine Orchids by Hans H. Fessel and
Peter Balzer, Times Edition, Paciencia P. Milan, Program Director,
VISCA-GTZApplied Tropical Ecology Program and President, Leyte State
First Day Covers: Manila
The popularly known "Popcorn Orchid",
has erect to spreading, cylindrical stems that are up to 40 cm.
long. It bear many leaves which measures about 3.5 cm. long and 1
cm. wide. The solitary flowers appear on the nodes of the stems.
Found all over the Philippines.
Has the habit of a Phalaenopsis plant.
The short shoot is about 4 cm long; the four to eight leaves grow up
to 18 cm long. The branched inflorescence is erect and longer than
the leaves, bearing flowers of about 12 mm in diameter. The
three-lobed lip has calli between and on the lateral lobes.
Has very long, erect shoots which can
sometimes be branched. The leaves are stiff pod leathery. The
flowers appear solitary on several nodes and the lip is three-lobed.
The spur is more like a cave in the fleshy lip. On the back wall of
the very short spur is a tongue-like, densely hairy structure. It is
endemic and found in Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and Palawan.