Epigeneium macropodum (Hook.f.) Summerh. 1957 SECTION Racemosum

Plant and Flowers in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia Photos by David Kuehn

Part sunWarmSpring

Common Name The Large Column Foot Epigeneium

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Java and Sumatra on exposed ridges, small trees or on rocks and or mossy ground at elevations around 1600 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with 2" [5 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulb enveloped in youth by imbricate, scarious sheaths and carrying a single to 2, apical, elliptic, obtuse, coriaceous, petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, much longer than the leaves, 8" [20 cm] long, 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts

Synonyms Callista macropoda (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; *Dendrobium macropodum Hook.f. 1888; Katherinea macropoda (Hook.f.) A.D.Hawkes 1956; Sarcopodium macropodum (Hook.f.) Rolfe 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1890 as Dendrobium macropodum drawing good; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Sarcopodium macropodum; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Dendrobium macropodium; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 34, NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 3 2004; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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