Hylophila mollis Lindl. 1840

Photo by Ong Poh Teck and Biological Diversity Clearinghouse Mechanism Website

Common Name The Soft Hylophila

Flower Size

Found in Penninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo in lowland swamp forests at elevations of sea level to 750 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with 6 to 12, basal, elliptic, acute, acuminate, unequal halves, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, shortly pubescent, to 20" [50 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence wuth a few sterile bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holtumm 1957; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide