Staurochilus guibertii ( Linden & Rchb.f. ) Christenson 1994

Closer view of Column and Lip

Disected Column and Lip Photos by Timothy Cholcto


Common Name Guibert's Staurachilus [French Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1.4 to 1.8" [3.5 to 4.5 cm]

A medium to large sized, monopodial, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte on limestone found in the Philippines at elevations of sea level to 500 meters with subterete stems enveloped by leaf sheaths and carrying 2 ranked, oblong-strap-shaped, leathery, dark green, unequally bilobed apically with obtuse lobed leaves that blooms in the later spring and summer a long, axillary, erecct to pendant, racemose, loosely several to many flowered, paniculate inflorescence with successive opening flowers.

Synonyms *Cleisostoma guiberti Linden & Rchb. f. 1862; Trichoglottis guibertii (Linden & Rchb. f.) Rchb. f. 1872; Trichoglottis guibertii (Linden & Rchb. f.) J.J. Sm.1912; Trichoglottis guihertii (Linden & Rchb. f.) Ames & Quisumb. 1935; Vanda guiberti Linden & Rchb. f. 1862

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1867 as Cleisostoma guiberti drawing fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as Trichoglottis guibertii drawing/photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as Trichoglottis guibertii; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Philippine Native orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide