Trivia about Native Philippine Orchids VI

Native Philippine Orchids VI
Sanggumay – Dendrobium superbum (P50.00) – The leaves of this specie are fleshy, glossy-green, oblong-Ianceolate, acutish up to 5″ long, flattened and borne in two (2) ranks. Inflorescences are usually 2 flowered, almost stalkless, borne on the leafless pseudobulbs. Flowers vary in colour, the typical phase with mauve-purple sepals and petals. The lip has 2 deep purple blotches in the throat, the flaring part of which is veined with deeper purple. Flowers are extremely fragrant.
Lady’s Slipper – Paphiopedilum argus – (P75.00) – The leaves grow up to 7″ long and 1 1/2 wide with the upper side chequered with light spots. Scape consists of one flower that grows up to 15″ tall. The dorsal sepal is white except for the darker base, with green and brown longitudinal nerves of unequal lengths, very broadly ovate and sharp-pointed. Flowers are about 4″ in diameter. The petals are sharply turned downwards, while the base is pale and red near the apices which is furnished with many black-purple warts, ligulate and acutish. The lip is broad, dark brown-purple. The lower side of the lip is paler and veined with light green. Bloom in spring to early summer.

Stamps featuring Native Philippine Orchids VI

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