PhilippineOrchids

2010 Calendar
Happy New Year, and welcome to the 2010 Special Limited Edition of the Philippine Orchids Calendar. This is third in my series of calendars designed to showcase the most beautiful of Philippine orchids. The format is entirely new and bolder, with fewer pages but with the same number of species for your perusal and enjoyment. The annotations tell something about the plants and hopefully would help you appreciate its niche in Philippine flora. I wish you a more prosperous 2010. Cheers! Nelson T. Geraldino, MD, MSPH Associate Professor University of the Philippines College of Medicine
Photographs by Nelson T. Geraldino, MD, MSPH From his collection Layout Design by Thaddeus C. Hinunangan

Renanthera storiei Reichenbach f.
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This plant is endemic to a number of islands in the Philippines, from Mt. Province in north-central Luzon, Zambales, Rizal, and the Bicol Provinces, to Palawan, Samar, Leyte and Dinagat of the central group of islands, and down to the northeast provinces of Mindanao island. The spikes are very showy, with up to a hundred bright red blooms.

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Paphiopedilum randsii Fowlei

February 2010

This plant was named only in 1969 after Ray Rands, who owned an orchid nursery in California. It is endemic to the northeastern provinces of Mindanao island - Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, and Surigao del Sur. It is one of the smaller Paphiopedilums.

Eria vanoverberghii Ames
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Phalaenopsis lindenii Loher

Vanda merrillii classic color form

Named to honor Belgian horticulturist Jean Jules Linden, is perhaps the most charming species in the genus, with its candycane stripes. It is endemic to the northern mountains of Luzon. Because of this, it has difficulty growing in the lowlands, where temperatures are warmer.

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This plant has representatives from other Southeast Asian countries, and even up to China, Nepal, and the Himalayas, and as far south as New Guinea. In the Philippines, there are varieties from Mindoro, Palawan, and as far north as Calayan island. Despite the name, it is very fragrant.

April 2010

Aerides odorata Loureiro

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This species occurs from northeast India through Indochina and the islands of Sumatra and Borneo, and is quite rare in the Philippines. This particular plant was from northeast Mindanao. Some people refer to it as the lizard orchid.

Mastigion fascinator Rolfe
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This illustrated plant is not fully described officially, and is similar to Eria carnicolor Ames, which is from Bontoc. It is from the Cordillera highlands. The bright pink floral parts and yellow lip make the blooms very showy.

Eria sp. aff. carnicolor

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The species name refer to the densely hairy margins of the petals. This plant is endemic to the Philippines, and is found in a number of islands, from the highlands of the Cordilleras in Luzon, to Camiguin and Dinagat, and the northeastern parts of Mindanao.

Paphiopedilum ciliolare (Reichenback f.) Stein
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Representatives are found in Laguna, Quezon, the Bicol provinces, Catanduanes, Palawan, Leyte and Samar. The spikes of this plant can be more than a meter long, with up to a hundred blooms.

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Grammatophyllum multiflorum Lindley

Philippine Orchids 2010 Calendar

This plant is found in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. In the Philippines, there are several varieties. Many of the plants are found in Luzon, Mindoro, and the Visayan islands. The blooms are very fragrant.

Aerides quinquevulnera Lindley
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September 2010
Most of the plants were found in the Mt. Pinatubo area, which was covered with the ash and other volcanic debris from the 1991 eruption. It is one of the most striking vandas. It has occasionally been reported in other adjacent areas, like Bulacan and Rizal.

October 2010

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Vanda luzonica Loher ex Rolfe

The is a natural hybrid between Ph a l a e n o p s i s aphrodite and Ph a l a e n o p s i s equestris. It has formed a genetically stable population that acts like a species, and is self-reproducing in nature. It is found in various areas in Luzon island.

Phalaenopsis x intermedia Lindley
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Grammatophyllum walissii Reichenbach f.
Endemic to the Philippines, this plant can grow in large clumps, and is found in Quezon and some Bicol provinces in the island of Luzon, and in the Mt. Kanlaon area in Negros island as well as in Surigao, in Mindanao island. It can be up to three meters long. This spike is almost two meters long.

Philippine Orchids 2010 Calendar

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