Schuitemania merrillii (Ames) Ormerod 2002

Collection sheet by Ames and The Filibot Website

Full shade Warm Spring

Common Name Merril's Schuitemania [American Botanist in the Philippines 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in the Philippines in damp ravines at elevations around 730 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing terrestrial with a creeping rhizome giving rise to an erect, stem carrying about 5, ovate-lanceolate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, sparsely hairy, racemose inflorescence with several white flowers

Synonyms Erythrodes merrillii (Ames) Ames 1908; *Herpysma merrillii Ames 1907; Kuhlhasseltia halconensis J.J.Wood 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 3 Ames 1908 as Erythrodes merrillii drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 as Herpysma merillii; Kew Bulletin Vol 41 #4 Notes on Asiatic and New Guinea Orchidaceae J J Wood 1986 as Kuhlhasseltia halconensis; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as Kuhlhasseltia halconensis; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1986 as Herpysma merrillii