Renanthera monachica

Renanthera monachica

Renanthera monachica Ames, 1915 is accepted species by WCSP, Kew. This species is native to the Philippines. This is a medium sized, hot growing epiphytic orchid,  which reaching 30-60 cm in height. It usually grows as an epiphyte on threes found in open, grassy areas at an altitude of up to 500 meters above sea level.

Previous Awards:

There are 6 AOS awards for Renanthera monachica, 1 AM, 1 HCC and 4 CCM. However, two awards doesn't provide pictures and information about the awarded plants. The latest award - clone 'Stacie' received AM 80 pts in March 2005.


Renanthera monachica has 52 flowers and 28 buds on 4 inflorescences up to 35 cm. Plant is 45 cm in height and 44 cm width and growing in almost empty 9.5 cm wood basket with a little of sphagnum moss.

Flower Measurements:

NS H - 2.8 cm;                   NS V - 3.9 cm;

Dorsal Sep. W - 0.5 cm;    Dorsal Sep. L - 1.8 cm;

Petal W - 0.5 cm;               Petals L - 1.5 cm;

Lat/Sepal W - 0.7 cm;       Lat/Sepal L - 1.9 cm;

Lip/Pouch W - 0.2 cm;     Lip/Pouch L - 0.5 cm.

Exhibitor - David and Joan Rosenfeld, NJ

Plant has been nominated for cultural award and scored 82 pts (Certificate of Cultural Merit )

Virtual Award Description

Fifty-two typically shaped flowers and 28 buds on 4 multi-branched inflorescences up to 35-cm long on a beautiful and extremely well-grown plant 45-cm tall and 44-cm wide with two keikis in a 9.5-cm wood basket with a little sphagnum moss; flower color yellow-orange, heavily spotted red; lip, callus, side-lobes yellow with small red spots; column and anther cap red; substance good; texture mate.