Cordiglottis pulverulenta (Carr) Garay 1972

Photo by O'Byrne, Ong, Yong and Saw 2011


Drawing by Seidenfaden

Common Name The Dusty Cordiglottis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Pahang state of penninsular Malaysia and Borneo as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with laterally flattened, fleshy, longitudinally wrinkled, acute, basal ones longest leaves that blooms on a naked peduncle, to .4" [1 cm] long, prickly, rachis to .12" [3 mm] long, few flowered inflorescnece with broadly triangular, floralb racts and carrying flowers with pale yellow, transluscent tepals and an orange powdery lip with cream colored lobes

Synonyms *Cheirorchis pulverulenta Carr 1932; Thrixspermum pulverulentum (Carr) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo, Wood & Cribb 1994; The Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia O'Byrne, Yong, Ong and Saw 2011 photo fide;