Renanthera storiei Rchb. f. 1880


Photo courtesy of Heidi Taylor

Common Name Storie's Renanthera [English Orchid Collector 1800's SE Asia]

Flower Size 2 1/4" [6 cm]

Found only in the Philippines at elevations up to 1000 meters as a medium to giant sized, hot to warm growing, monopodial terrestro-epiphyte at the base of trees usually occuring in bright light to full sun with a stout stem carrying, many, broad, distichous, oblong, coriaceous, retuse and bilobed apically leaves that blooms on a semi-pendulous, horizontal to arching, 2 to 3 branched, many [100] flowered, woody inflorescence with large, showy, red flowers occuring in the summer.

Synonyms Renanthera storiei f. citrina Valmayor & D.Tiu 1983; Vanda storiei Storie ex Rchb. f. 1880

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981 Drawing fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 2 2007 Photo; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide