Pelatantheria bicuspidata (Rolfe ex Downie) T. Tang & F.T. Wang 1951 Photo by Patricia Harding

Another Color Form Photo By Rudolph Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Two Cusped Pelatanthera - In China Wei Si Zuan Zhu Lan

Found in China, Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam on large trees and rocks in montane forests at elevations of 800 to 1400 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with elongate, branched stems carrying elliptic-oblong, conduplicate, falcate in side view, obtuse and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on an axillary, .2" [5 mm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 short bracts and ovate-triangular, acute floral bracts.

They like it hot to warm, bright, and humid.

This species is often confused with P ctenoglossa but this one never has hairs on the apical finger of the lip which can at times be forked. P ctenoglossa always has hairs on the apical finger of the lip and is never forked.

Synonyms *Sarcanthus bicuspidatus Rolfe ex Downie 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as P ctenoglossum photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as P ctenoglossum photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide;

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