!Santotomasia wardiana Ormerod 2008 TYPE Drawing by Ormerod and The Taiwania, 53(2): 157-164, 2008 Website

Common Name Ward's Santotomasia [American Original Collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found on Luzon within the Philippines as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate leafy stem carrying ligulate to oblong, unequally obtusely bilobed thinly coriaceous leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, peduncle to 2" [5 cm] long, widely tubular, obliquely truncate sheathing bracts, 2 to 4 branched, each branch .68 to 3.4" [1.6 to 8.5 cm] long, rachis .36 to 2.6" [.9 to 6.5 cm] long, 4.6 to 8" [12 to 20 cm] long, overall, densely many flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate, acute, retrorse floral bracts and carrying fleshy, pale creamy white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Taiwania, 53(2): 157-164, Ormerod 2008 drawing fide;