Pelatantheria cristata (Ridl.) Ridl.1896

Photo by Ong Poh Teck and Biological Diversity Clearing House Website

Fragrant Part sun hot summer

Common Name The Calloused Pelatantheria

Flower Size .58" [1.4 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia and Sumatra in lowland forests at elevations of sea level to 500 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a basally freely branching stem carrying many, fleshy, oblong, slightly narrowed from the apex, acutely bilobed apically lobes that point inward towards each other, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a 4" [10 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying sweetly scented flowers.

Synonyms *Cleisostoma cristatum Ridl.1893

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 drawing good/photo fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing good/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; 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