Renanthera elongata (Blume) Lindl. 1833

Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Photos by Peter O'Byrne, courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Full Sun Hot Warm Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Elongate Renanthera - in Malaysia - Poko Api Sesuda

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Thailand, Borneo, Java, Malaysia, the Philippines and Sumatra in swamp forest and mixed hill forests, at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters as a giant sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte, or terrestrial becoming epiphyte with an elongate stem carrying many coriaceous, oblong, rounded and slightly bilobed apically, articulated to the persistent leaf sheaths that blooms in the summer on an axillary, suberect to erect, many branched, subdesely many flowered, stout, terete, 12" [30 cm] long, purple inflorescence with minute, triangular floral bracts.

Synonyms *Aerides elongata Blume 1825; Gastrochilus reflexus (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Porphyrodesme elongata (Blume) Garay 1972; Renanthera micrantha Blume 1849; Saccolabium reflexum Lindl. 1833

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as R micrantha drawing; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bild 70 Hft 1 Contributions to the flora of Thailand VI Seidenfaden 1975 as Porphyrodesme elongata drawing fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 3 1983 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 5 1984 photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as Porphyrodesme elongata; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 as R micrantha; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photos fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 1 2008 photo fide; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide