Hymenorchis vanoverberghii (Ames) Garay 1972

TYPE Drawing by Ames and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Vanoverbergh's Hymenorchis [Beligian Missionary and Plant collector 1800's]

Flower Size.4" [1 cm]

Found only in the Philippines on trees in forests at elevations of 1650 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying distichous, coriaceous, obliquely ascending, narrow, unequally bilobed apically, lobes oblong. basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, opposite the leaf, shorter than the leaves, few, glabrous bracted, ascending, rachis winged, subcomplanate, thickened, successively 1 to 2, few flowered inflorescence with squamiformis floral bracts and carrying yellow buff flowes with the lower part white.

Synonyms Saccolabium vanoverberghii Ames 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae 5: 230 Ames1915 as Saccolabium vanoverberghii; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as Saccolabium vanoverberghii; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988