Se-tenant Blocks of Four
Alfonso V. Divina
Design Coordinator: Ramon Orlina
Photographs taken from the Book, 'Native Philippine Orchids'
by Nans N. Fessel and Peter Balzer, Times Edition, Paciencia P.
Milan, Program Director, VISCA-GTZ Applied Tropical Ecology Program
and President, Leyte State University. The book was provided by
First Day Covers: Manila
Orchids of the Philippines
Has short, erect stems. The leaves are slender,
ovobate, up to 30 cm long, 6 cm wide, greyish green. The
few-flowered inflorescence is spreading, bent to nearly pendent, up
to 40 cm long, longer than the leaves. The flowers are fleshy,
shiny, wax-like, about 30 mm in diameter. The margins of the sepals
and petals are bent backward. The lip is three-lobed; the middle
part has a central keel; the front part is shell-formed. The
pollinarium has two cleft pollinia.
a little less intensively mottled leaves compare to P schilleriana,
some plants being nearly pure green. They are green below and up to
35 cm long. The inflorescences are many-flowered, erect to
overhanging, branched, and up to 75 cm long. The flowers, which
reach 70 mm in diameter, are white to yellowish. The lateral sepals
and the lip bear numerous brownish spots. The lip is three-lobed;
the mid-lobe has a callus between the lateral lobes and in the
apical part are anchor4ike appendages. The pollinarium has two deft
pollinia connected to a stipe with a large viscidium.
stiff, long and loosely leafed stems. The thick, leathery leaves
grow 15 to 19 cm long and 1 to 2 cm wide. The usually unbranched
inflorescence is longer than the leaves. The luminous, orange and
red spotted flowers reach 35 mm in diameter. The lip is small with a
short spur and inconspicuous lateral lobes. The pollinadum has four
unequal, hemispherical pollinia.
Characterized by the red tip of all floral parts. The relatively
large plant has leaves measuring up to 35 cm long, which often hang
down due to their weight. The pendent inflorescence can be as long
or longer than the leaves. The many flowers are densely clustered on
the upper part of the inflorescence; they are about 2 cm across.