Pholidota articulata Lindl. 1828 SECTION Articulatae [Rchb.f] Pfitzer

Another Angle

Plant and Flower in situ Photo by Hendrik Jacobs

Another Flower Photo by Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence and Plant with Flowers Photo courtesy of Jean Claude George

Fragrance CoolHot Springand Summer

Common Name The Articulated Pholidota - In China Jie Jing Shi Xian Tao

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

This is a fragrant, medium sized, epiphytic species found in Assam, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, western Himalayas, India, Tibet, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Sulawesi and Sumatra in semideciduous and evergreen montane forests and highland primary cloud forests at altitudes of 300 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool to hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte and has the oddity of having the new pseudobulb arise from the apex of last years mature pseudobulb and has ovate to linear-lanceolate leaves with prominent veins and blooms on a slender, drooping, 6" to 11" long, fractiflex inflorescence with broad, brownish floral bracts that drop as the many scented flowers smelling of musk open occuring in the spring and summer.

Synonyms Coelogyne articulata (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1864; Coelogyne griffithii Hook. f. 1890; Coelogyne khasyana Rchb. f. 1861; Pholidota articulata var minahassae J.J.Sm. 1919; Pholidota articulata var. obovata (Hook. f.) T. Tang & F.T. Wang 1951; Pholidota decurva Ridl. 1896; Pholidota griffithii Hkr. 1889; Pholidota khasiyana Rchb. f. 1856; Pholidota lagardii Rolfe 1893; Pholidota lugardii Rolfe 1893; Pholidota minahassae schlechter 1911; Pholidota obovata Hook. f. 1890; Pholidota repens Rolfe 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as P lugardii; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as P articulata var griffithii drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 2 1983 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Schlechter/Brieger 1986 photo fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 3 Pholidota De Vogel 1988; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Orchid Flora of Kamrup District Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001 drawing fide; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 1 2002 photo; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 1 Tanaka 2003; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 4 2005 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 73 No 5 2008 photo; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide

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