Acanthophippium chrysoglossum Schltr. 1911

Inflorescence and Plant

Photos by Mr Sonny Agus Sumarsono and The Wild Orchids in Sumatra Website

Common Name The Yellow Lipped Acanthophippium

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in western Sumatra in shrub forests at elevations around 800 meters as a large sized, warm growing terrestrial with nearly cylindrical, narrowing towards the apex pseudobulbs carrying broadly elliptic, acuminate, basally narrowing into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, appearing as the pseudobulbs arise, to 6" [15 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;