Trivia about the Native Philippine Orchids X
| Cymbidium finlaysonianum |
Cymbidium finlaysonianum is a very large plant, growing in big clumps. The pseudobulbs are about 7 cm long and hidden by the (about) five leaves they bear’ The stiff, fleshy leaves can grow up to 80 cm long and 4 cm wide. The pendent, loosely many-flowered inflorescence can reach more than 1 20 cm in length The fleshy flowers are up to 6 cm across. The fleshy three-lobed lip bears two thick keels on its mid-lobe; the lateral lobes are large. The pollinarium consists of two slit pollinia with stipes.
Phalaenopsis schillerianaPhalaenopsis schilleriana has beautiful silverish grey mottled leaves which are slightly purple below and up to 40 cm long. The inflorescence is many flowered, erect to bent, often branched, and up to 1 m long. The flowers, which reich’80 mm in diameter, are purple of varying intensity. The lip is three lobed with a callus between the lateral lobes, with anchor-like appendages in the apical part of the front-lobe. The pottinarium has two cleft pollinia connected to a stipe with a large viscidium.